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Planning politics and media

Media represents the government and political picture at large. It is fair to assume that the broader picture shows issues of Pakistan on contentions between India and Pakistan, the Kashmir issue, Pakistan-Afghanistan foreign policy, role of the US, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China. But as a citizen one may ask: Where is the political contest on public issues of those living below the poverty line? Is there any pre-budget discussion

Media in Pakistan more independent, less responsible: study

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Management (IoBM), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), released a study in 2015 analysing the Media Responsibility and Independence Index (MRII) in Pakistan. The study carried by daily Dawn said that with the emergence of electronic media in the country, civil society and journalists have complained that media trespasses all ethical barriers in its rush to break news. The newly

‘Female reporters should fight stereotypical news angles’

KARACHI: The media industry needs more female journalists to speak out about issues pertaining to women since men tend to bring out stereotypical news angles out of incidents, particularly rape and crimes committed in the name of ‘honour’. Farzana Ali, the Peshawar bureau chief of a news channel, said this on the second day of the National Media Conference organised by the Center of Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute

Lack of ethics in Pakistani media

Ever since the Pakistani media was liberalised in 2002, channels upon channels focusing on news have been launched over the years. For the average Pakistani household, evening talk shows have become a major source of political awareness and, if looking from a certain angle, even entertainment. Talk shows are not entirely meant to be a source of entertainment but the fact remains that they represent dramatisation and even comedy on