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Pakistan Misrepresented

In Pakistan, and among Pakistanis around the world, the words ‘Pakistan’ and ‘Western press’ can seldom be found together in a sentence without the word ‘misrepresentation’ linking them. As a novelist, I often find fellow Pakistanis asking me what my novels do to correct this misrepresentation, as though a novelist’s task is not to do their own work but to chase after Western journalists with an editing pen, adding footnotes

Media’s bias cannot be ignored: editors, analysts

KARACHI: Editors, analysts and senior journalists of newspapers have said that the bias of media could not be ignored, adding that, however, the situation of media had transformed over time. They said that first it was significant to analyse the meaning of being unbiased. Then, the dialogue around ‘being unbiased’ must be continued and the employers must be included in this dialogue, because employers are always the sole policymakers in

Has Pakistan’s media ever been free?

When Quaid-e-Azam waged the constitutional struggle for independence, he imagined a constructive role of the press in the new country. On March 12, 1947, addressing the Bombay Provincial Muslim Journalist Association, he said, “You have great power. You can guide and misguide people. The power of the press is really great, but you must remember that this power, which you are wielding, is a trust. Look upon it as a

Media and labour

NOAM Chomsky pins his propaganda model on “inequality of wealth and power and its multi-level effects on mass media interests and choices”. The media’s structure and its five basic filters, as pointed out by Chomsky, are the same the world over, although there are variations in cultural and political filters specific to each country. Hence, it came as no surprise when I saw the news of the death of five

COAS warns youth against militants’ activities on social media

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa advising the youth to be extra cautious has asked them to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives through social media as educated youth is prime target of ISIS and affiliates, ISPR reported. COAS stated this while addressing the youth undergoing annual internship programme at Inter Services Publication Directorate (ISPR). Assuring the students that Pakistan Army is committed to provide them

Renowned TV anchor Amir Liaquat leaves Bol TV

KARACHI: Pakistan’s top ranked TV anchor, Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain has decided to part ways with Bol TV. He announced his decision during his current affairs program, “Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga” on August 14. After a patriotic speech, Hussain said: “This is my last program and you (audience) will not again see me on Bol TV”. The reasons behind quitting the channel have not been disclosed so far by the

PM directs against using his photographs in govt media campaigns

In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has issued directives against printing his photographs in any governmental media campaign or advertisements. According to the notification, a copy of which is available with DawnNews, the premier has directed all ministries, divisions, federal governmental organisations, corporations, companies, departments and bodies that his picture should not be printed anywhere on publicity campaigns. The Supreme Court had already barred the government officials from

Pakistan, Iran to revive film, broadcasting industry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to establish National Broadcasting and Film Commission purported to encourage the revival of the film industry and creation of enabling environment for the artists, producers and film makers to demonstrate their talent and skill in conformity with their professional ethos and would like to seek Iranian assistance for making the body more effective and vibrant. This was stated by Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting

20 PML-N workers booked for assaulting journalists

ISLAMABAD: A group of 20 people, who participated in the recently-held PML-N rally, have been booked for beating journalists and snatching cash and valuables from them. The case was registered at Aabpara police station in response to a complaint lodged by Safdar Ali Klasra. The complainant – a reporter affiliated with a private TV channel – stated in his complaint that he was performing his duties near the model of

Two MQM workers get bails in attacks on media houses case

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) granted a bail to two Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers in cases pertaining to listening to the incendiary speech of the MQM founder on August 22, 2016, and attacking media houses. A Sindh High Court bench heard bail application of two accused, Muhammad Waleed and Shamim. The court granted bail to the accused against the furnishing of surety bonds of rupees one lac each. Some