Corporate media Archive

ہچکی لیتا ہوا سرمایہ دارانہ سماج – عامر حسینی: نیوراتی خرابی سے پیدا ہونے والی بیماری ‘ٹوریٹ سینڈروم ‘ کا شکار ایک لڑکی نینا ماتھر کا سپنا استاد بننا ہے۔وہ ایک ماڈرن ہندوستانی مڈل کلاس خاندان کی لڑکی ہے،جو ہندوستان میں نہرو کے ریاستی سرمایہ داری کے بعد
Banning LUBP and killing its contributors – by Dr Abbas Zaidi: It is not for the first time that someone has insulted Imam Ali. For centuries, the descendants of Muawiyah bin Sufian and their affiliates and acolytes have been insulting him on every forum. Thus, when Ilmana Fasiah insulted Imam
صحافتی مہارت برائے فروخت: نواز شریف حکومت سے رشوت لینے والے صحافیوں کی فہرست منظر عام پر آگئی – عامر حسینی: ایک انٹیلی جنس ایجنسی کی رپورٹ کے مطابق نواز شریف حکومت نے اپنے لئے فضا بہتر بنانے کے لیے پاکستان کے مایہ ناز صحافیوں میں بیس کروڑ روپے کی رقم تقسیم کی اور یہ رقم جن صحافیوں میں تقسیم
Greed and desire: The new face of Ramazan? – by Shyema Sajjad:     Remember everything your parents, grandparents, maulvi sahab and Islamiyat teacher taught you about Ramazan? Now try and forget it please because there seems to be no room for those teachings anymore in this country. Tune in to
Porn to indulge in ‘forbidden’ pleasures? – by Fawad Hasan: KARACHI: In a city bustling with frustrated people, on a road packed with vendors of every sort; in a street renowned for being historical, there lies a market – haven for Karachi youth. The Rainbow Centre, near the Empress
جہانگیر ترین کا انصاف, دو سو سے زائد ملازمین کو بغیر نوٹس فارغ کر دیا: چار روز قبل سرائیکی خطے کی آواز روہی ٹی وی کو بند کر دیا گیا۔ دو سو سے زائد ملازمین کو بغیر نوٹس دیے فارغ کر دیا گیا۔دو سو ملازمین کا مطلب ہے دو سو گھر۔یاد رہے کہ روہی
Kohenoor TV studio fire kills five during Ramzan transmission. Thank you, corporate media!: Related post: Dunya News must not politicize the murder case against Mian Amer, Atif Aslam and Qasmi “Corporate media” refers to a system of mass media production, distribution, ownership, and funding which is dominated by corporations and their CEOs.
State institutions fostering the extremism: انتہا پسندی اور ریاستی ادارے پاکستان اور امریکہ کے درمیان جو ڈیڈ لاک سلالہ چیک پوسٹ پر حملہ کے ردعمل میں نیٹو سپلائی کے بند کرنے سے پیدا ہوا تھاٴ وہ بظاہر ختم ہوتا نظر آرہا ہےٴ وزیراعظم یوسف
First Ghotki, then Jhelum: Another massive rally ignored by corporate media: After yesterday’s massive rally in Ghotki which was given minimal coverage by private-corporate media, today’s #PPP rally in Jhelum has met a similar fate.  It has largely been ignored by the media which is disappointing but hardly surprising.  Why
Kia hamaray media nay taraqi kar lee? -by Shaizi Tauseef ‏:
Item number kartay anchors – by Ishaque Qureshi:
The ‘Gathri’ of Maya Khan – by Ali Raja‏: Punjabi, the language of love, the language of emotions, the language of expressions, the language of articulation and doubtlessly the language of idioms holds the peculiarity of grasping each and every instance of life with the iron claws of
The introspection of TV shows: جہاں میڈیا معاشرے کاایک آئینہ ہے، تو دوسری جانب یہ راۓ عامہ بنانے اور بگاڑنے کا سب سے بڑا زریعہ بھی ہے۔ ہمارے ہاں جو اجتمائ انسانی رویے اورسیاسی اقدار ہیں، ان کی تعمیرو تخریب میں میڈیا کا اہم
Hectic political developments & irresponsible talk show hosts -by Saeed Ahmed: سرد ترین موسم میں اسلام آباد کے سیاسی درجہ حرارت میں شدید اضافے کی گرمی کو پورے ملک کے عوام محسوس کررہے ہیں۔ تیزی سے بدلتے ہوئے اعصاب شکن حالات اور واقعات نے عوام کے ذہنوں کو بری طرح
Nusrat Javeed’s article on Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Osama bin Laden: Source: Daily Express
Make mine spicy – by Sindhyar Talpur:   I once went to dine out with this Gentleman, an acquaintance of mine. He advised that due to his health condition, he was only able to dine on soup. I agreed and we went to a place, reputed
Pakistan’s urban, elitist liberals must not uncritically promote Sherry Rehman: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Related posts: Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman Where Ansar Abbasi and Mosharraf Zaidi converge: “PPP killed Sherry Rehman’s bill” Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring of sympathy for Sherry Rehman –
Attacks on journalists and media freedom – by Imtiaz Alam: Media Commission Pakistan held its second conference on 15th October in Islamabad on “attacks on journalists and media freedom”. About 150 editors and leading journalists attended the conference. Following are excerpts from the declaration issued by the conference. The
Washington Post’s report on Geo‏: The Washington Post’s Islamabad correspondent Karin Brulliard reports on Pakistani leading media group’s bias, irresponsible reporting, negativity against modern liberal concepts, anti American views, it’s pro religious extremist approach and anti democratic agenda. KARACHI, Pakistan — In a nation
Nusrat Javeed on Zaid Hamid‏: lal topi wala maskhara: Source: Daily Express ——– PS: Apparently General Kayani was a bit generous with the truth. He too seems to have good relations with Zaid Hamid who was specially invited to PMA, Kakul, Osamaabad Abbottabad – in 2010
The great equaliser: Death by 140 characters —BY Dr Mohammad Taqi: Related Article: The horrors of media capitalism and the orthodox televangelist whores -By Zeeba Hashmi The man, who claims to be imbued with love for Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), is seen and heard uttering profanities while getting ready to recite
The horrors of media capitalism and the orthodox televangelist whores -By Zeeba Hashmi: It’s all about hunger for control. It’s all about hitting the right audience. Amir Liaqat’s exposure came at a time when there was a general perception of godliness about him, and this perception becomes much more stronger among his
Censoring Dawn TV‏ -by A. H. Nayyar: A very interesting thing happened this evening (28th July). DawnTV was airing Arshad Sharif’s talk show Reporter. The topic today was growth of Islamic militancy, especially Jundullah within Pakistan’s military and its connection with Jaish-e-Muhammad and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba. He started
We condemn closure of Matiullah Jan’s Apna Gareban. Why no accountability of journalists?: Related posts: TV Anchors and journalists of Pakistan’s media corporate industry always give lectures on “accountability” and ethics, moreover, miss no opportunity to malign civilian elected representatives of pakistani people. Talk shows and their howling and yelling anchors
Fard launched: Individualland is literally a cyber space where the world’s largest minority, the individual is considered the most important. Media is called the mirror of a society. But do our media work on this principle? The grotesque images of people
Our Media Role: ‘Destructive or Critical’ – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Press: In chains of another kind -by Waseem Altaf: The first attempt on media and free speech in Pakistan was made by Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan and associates when they tried to black out some passages of the Aug. 11, 1947 speech of Mohammad Ali Jinnah before the
I’m a better Muslim than you -by Meera Ghani: In Pakistan being a Muslim isn’t enough anymore. You have to be a certain type of Muslim, constantly having to prove your piety and religiosity to others (by religiosity I mean public religiosity). We seem to have gone so
Capacity Building in Pakistan’s Media: Monday’s presentation by Dawn reporter and Woodrow Wilson Institute Scholar Huma Yusuf examined the state of Pakistan’s media and offered excellent insights into the at-times-controversial institution and provided suggestions for addressing issues confronting Pakistani journalists and media consumers. Beginning
Pay up – by Shahid Saeed: President Zardari is on a multi-state tour and is currently in Kuwait after having visited Japan, and stopping over in Dubai. I caught just fifteen minutes of the usual fire breathing heads on the idiot-box complaining about expenditure on
Raymond Davis case: How Pakistan’s right-wing media resulted in Shumaila’s death: The widow of the Faheem Shamshad who was killed by Raymond Davis committed suicide because in her words she had no hope of justice as the Punjab police had kept Raymond Davis as an official guest. Shumaila’s family believes
Rich [Irresponsible] Media, Poor Democracy: Robert McChesney argues in his book, “Rich Media, Poor Democracy”that the media, far from providing bedrock for freedom and democracy, have become a significant antidemocratic force in the United States and, to varying degrees, worldwide. Rich Media, Poor Democracy
Arundhati Roy’s Statement on media and mob justice: There is too much similarities between Pakistani and Indian right wing media, both are inciting hatred and violence among the country’s citizens and especially against those having unpopular views and thoughts. Indian media was present around Arundhati Roy’s house with live coverage facilities
Don’t waste your dollars on media owners in Pakistan – by Ammar Kazmi: Cameras are insured but the photo journalists and field reporters are not, what a mean and inhuman attitude of Pakistan’s media owners that there are no life insurance policies for journalists. I think this is not only a lust
Fragile democracy and 64-channels media cottage industry – by Chaudhry Ahmed Khan: I recently came across a comment by the President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, which really struck me for its succinct and bold portrayal of the Pakistani media. The President was countering one of the many false impressions
VIEW: Of conspiracy theories and recipes —Imtiaz Alam: What the executive is not doing may make no big difference, what the judiciary is doing may be self-defeating, what the military establishment is doing may be absolutely untenable, what the bureaucracy is doing may not produce any semblance
The ardent messiah seekers -by Raza Rumi: A natural disaster, largely unavoidable, has provided a glorious opportunity to all those who have been hankering to reverse Pakistan’s fragile transition from an authoritarian to quasi-democratic rule. There is hardly a new script for the much-touted change and
Viewpoint: Media access and freedom of expression in Pakistan – by Dr. Qiaser Abbas: Weekly viewpointonline in his 18th issue has focused on Media in Pakistan. In a series of very isnightful articles they have highlighted various aspects of Pakistani media, their corporate goals, representing state narratives, the self complimentary, self appreciative style, 
PFUJ asked the democratic set up to ensure its writ on media owners!: According to the PFUJ, these facts expose the true face of media owners from their conduct. These are permanent features and agenda of the media industry and media tycoon were building their empires on the blood of working journalists,
Concentration of Media Ownership Is threatening the purpose of free press: In his essay on civil disobedience, Henry David Thoreau once said, “The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich,”. The Mass Media, the collection of newspapers, magazines, and TV news programs that reach a