Apathy & Silence & Media Blackout Archive

Racist Shia Arabs lynching Pakistanis in Bahrain? – by Ram Alamdar Hussain: Related articles: Sectarianism and racism: The dishonest narratives on Bahrain – by Hasnain Magsi Recruitment of Bahrain National Guards in Lahore to kill Shia protesters in Bahrain The fabrication of Bahrain’s Shiite-Sunni divide – by Shirin Sadeghi The Mainstream
Right wing media and conspiracy of silence: “Control your ‘flight of imagination and avoid fabrication’. the smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.” Warren Buffett . Today, Pakistan is facing troubled times where people are dying of terrorism around the country. In a conflict
Why are Pakistan’s urban (fake) liberals neglecting the Bahrain uprising?: Related articles: Fake Civil Society of Bahrain U.S. follows two paths on unrest in Iran and Bahrain – by Mark Landler and David E. Sanger Editor’s Note: While the Pakistan urban chattering elites were going ga ga over the
Eerie silence on the 26 target killers: Cross-posted from: Pakistan Blogzine Sindh Minister, Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza in a fiery and emotional outburst on 13th December, 2010 at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry had indicated who is responsible for target killing in Karachi for the
Hypocrites in the Pakistani Media – by M Usama Kabbir: Below are two very interesting pieces appearing in an international daily. There is a complete Media blackout on these writings in Pakistan. One cannot forget to remember the ‘Zardari Bashing’ carried out by Private News Channels in Pakistan when
Pakistan’s media blacks out the killing of 18 Shia Muslims in Kurram Agency: By Omar Khattab On 17 July a convoy of Shias left Peshawar for their hometown Parachinar. On the way near Charkhel, they were attacked by the Taliban. The Taliban used rockets and automatic weapons killing 18 including women and
Apathy and silence on urgent human rights issues: An audit of Pakistani bloggers – by Sarah Khan: In my recent posts on the LUBP, I have highlighted the pseudo-liberal inclination of several Pakistani intellectuals including bloggers. Another common feature of Pakistani blogs is their selective understanding and representation of events in Pakistan. For example, events happening
Taliban’s attack on Baloch cultural concert in Khuzdar blacked out by Pakistani media: An injured student is treated at a hospital after a blast in Khuzdar, southwestern Pakistan, on March 2, 2010. Source: Xinhua Once again, Pakistani media has almost blacked out an act of violence by Taliban extremists. This time the
Why did Pakistani media boycott Brigadier Hussain Abbas’ funeral?: By Omar Khattab in Lahore Last week Brigadier Hussain Abbas was killed by the Taliban in the Waziristan area. The newspapers wrote as usual about the “martyrdom” of an army officer at the hands of the “militants” and not
Geo TV, reality show and the death of a young Pakistani man: Saad Khan, a young Pakistani man took part in a reality show sponsored by a multinational company earlier this summer; he was flown to Thailand for filming what he must have thought would be the opportunity of a lifetime.