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صحافت کے راجا گدھ – پیجا مستری: گدھ جاتی کی ایک عادت یہ بھی ھے کہ جب ان کے خاندان کا کوئ رکن بیمار ھو جاتا ھے تو وہ اسکے مرنے سے پہلے ھی اس پر ٹوٹ پڑتے ھیں۔ ایک اور عادت یہ بھی ھے کہ
Pakistan’s legendary photojournalist Azhar Jaffery gone – Great loss to Pakistan’s journalism – Saqlain Imam:   Pakistan’s legendary photojournalist Azhar Jaffery gone! Great loss to Pakistan’s journalism, history of political struggle, defence of women rights, and fight for press freedom! According to Khawar Naeem Hashmi, one of his great iconic pictures is the one
دیواری ، اشتہاری ، اخباری اور بینری مافیا – از حیدر جاوید سید:
The Bol ship and the jumping rats: PFUJ warns media against hiring Azhar Abbas, Kamran Khan:   The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will not tolerate any curbs on freedom of expression and democratic institutions, says a resolution passed in an emergency meeting of PFUJ’s Executive Council, which was convened on Saturday to review
Women journalists demand review of salary structure -by Aaliya Shah: Women journalists have demanded a review of salary structure for media persons especially for Urdu print media journalists. Many such suggestions were shared at the Women Journalists Conference titled “Women for Independent and Responsible Media” organized by the Pakistan
Remembering Majid Mir: A Tribute – by Shoaib Mir: HE was a godsend, I thought. Particularly, after my nasty brush, to put it very mildly, with the military regime whose “90 days” extended infamously to an 11-year long night of terror and its kangaroo courts, a bloody tale
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
Audit of secret fund exposes anomalies in ministry – by Nasir Iqbal:   ISLAMABAD, July 6: The audit of the information ministry’s special publicity funds, popularly known as List A, carried out by the Directorate General of Audit has exposed weak internal controls and expenditures made without adhering to legal procedures.
پنجرے کے پنچھی: طلعت حسین صاحب کا ایک کالم سوشل میڈیا پر بڑا  رش لے رہا ہے جس میں انہوں نے خود کو ایک ایسا سورما قرار دیا ہے جس کے بس میں کچھ  نہیں ہے. اس تحریر  کا لب لباب یہ
Naya Pakistan? Balla bashing of senior journalist Quatrina Hosain – by Maryam Sadiq: We need a ‘Naya WORLD’. Without intolerance, cowardice and deceit. Without war and greed and avarice. Without violence against any innocents anywhere. WITH respect for women and girls. However IK’s ‘balla’ seems to have missed it’s ‘mark’. When a
Deobandi militancy in Pakistan and the role of security agencies – by Hamid Mir: Summary: In his recent column in daily Jang (titled Bakwas, 3 Jnauary 2012), Hamid Mir reveals that Pakistan army’s intelligence agencies and Deobandi militants (Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi aka Sipah Sahaba) work in close coordination against their intended targets including non-conforming
Pakistan’s puppet court – by Shiraz Paracha: The Supreme Court’s controversial detailed verdict against the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan is one more bad decision by a Court that has a dark history of collaboration with the military in depriving the people of Pakistan of their
Journalism in conflict areas of Pakistan: Individualland Pakistan (IL-Pakistan) is an active non-partisan, not for profit registered civil society group. Since its inception, IL has worked on pertinent issues in respect to governance, rule of law, media communication skills, strengthening civil society and democratic development.
Pakistani Taliban admit killing reporter Mukarram Khan Atif: By Shahzeb Jillani BBC News Journalists are increasingly facing death threats in reporting the conflict in Pakistan’s war-torn tribal areas. For years, Mukarram Khan performed that frontline role, covering the lawless north-west for radio and TV. Colleagues said he
Javid Naseer Rind, another Baloch journalist silenced by the Deep State – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Another Baloch journalist, Javid Naseer Rind, was killed today. His mutilated dead body was recovered from Khuzdar. Javid Naseer Rind, the former Deputy Editor of Daily Tawar, a leading anti-military-state Baloch newspaper published in Urdu
Building bridges between Pakistan and the United States? – by Shiraz Paracha: Let us assume that some American writers such as Rusty Walker are sincere in their desire to build bridges between Pakistan and the United States. It is a noble cause and Mr. Walker should be admired for his wish
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
CARTE BLANCHE: Defaming Pakistan —by Mehmal Sarfraz: It is said that a wounded animal is most dangerous. Our military is behaving like a wounded animal and trying to shut down all dissenting voices. The military operation in Balochistan is a clear example of how the army
Trust: Military’s biggest challenge—by Shiraz Paracha: The incompetency and dual standards of the some in the Pakistan Armed Forces have shattered the myth of the military might and its manufactured moral superiority. A disaster after disaster has put the military and it’s Chief General Ashfaq Pervez
Hamid Mir Wars – by Danial Lakhnavi: کہتے ہیں کہ حج کے موقع پر منٰی میں شیطانوں کو کنکریاں مارنے کی موقع پرضعیف العمر بڑے میاں کنکریوں کے بجائے شیطانوں کے ٹیلے کوچپّل اٹھا اٹھآ کے ماررہے تھے کسی نے کھا ابّاجی! چپّل نہیں کنکریاں ماریں؟
An open letter to General Pasha -by Ejaz Haider: Dear General Pasha, I write this letter to you in the wake of the gruesome and gratuitous murder of Syed Saleem Shahzad, friend to many, including myself. The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate, the agency you head, is being accused of Saleem’s
Pakistan journalists walk razor’s edge: Reporters often put themselves in harm’s way as they try to dig up the truth about Islamic militant groups, shadowy intelligence agencies and the possible links between the two. One reporter recently ended up dead; another has a harrowing
Can anyone control Pakistan’s ISI spies ? Aamer Ahmed Khan on his own ISI experience: Related Article: Then they came for me -by Babar Sattar Pakistan’s dreaded spy agency, the ISI, is back in the spotlight, accused of murdering journalist Saleem Shahzad. The agency’s engagement with the media has become progressively more virulent as
Hameed Haroon backs HRW claims on Saleem Shahzad murder: A leading newspaper publisher in Pakistan and the president of the nationwide newspapers body has reacted sharply to charges by the Inter Services`Intelligence Agency (ISI) that allegations by Human Rights Watch of the intelligence agency’s involvement in the abduction
Has Ansar Abbasi committed blasphemy? – by Shiraz Paracha: Ansar Abbasi of daily Jang newspaper provided his readers incomplete and selective translation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Just to prove his twisted logic this self-proclaimed soldier of Islam and a ‘good Muslim’, he used the Holy Qur’an to
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
Assange: charges are part of campaign to close down WikiLeaks, he vows to fight extradition: Related articles: Progressive Pakistani bloggers in support of Julian Assange Two plus two WikiLeaks claims the arrest is an attack on media freedom, but it is worth pointing out that one of the claimants making the sexual assault allegations
Democracy neither is a snake, Constitution nor a stick – by Wajahat Masood:
Is Pakistani media glorifying terrorism? -by Alam Rind: In June 2010 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused journalists of “serving the aims of the terror organizations.” This accusation came after Turkish media had covered terrorist attacks. The episode triggered a debate whether freedom of press and
Free, Independent and Responsible Media- by Farhad Jarral: Pakistani Media is now considered as fourth Pillar of State. Its fact that the media is now the power pillar of State but there should be some ethics for media to make discipline within this department. Let me talk
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,
Analogy between violence and media popularity – By Hassan Shehzad: Life will, can never be normal after relay of the footage of two underage brothers beaten to death in Sialkot. Embedded deep in stonewalls of the newsroom over years, I could not break myself from the objectivity, but the
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
Talibanisation of the heart — by Dr. Abbas Zaidi: Dr. Abbas Zaidi has shared this intellectual piece with us for LUBP. A slightly edited  version is published in Dailytimes today, we have posted it earlier from the newspaper, Now we are replacing it with the complete, unedited and
Sacred cows: Reflections on Pakistani media’s tax defaults – by Saifullah Saifi:
Seeing is ‘not’ believing – by Nadeem Khan: I remember, long time ago when it was the realm of black and white TV set, we watched a movie, made in early 70s titled “The War of the Worlds” (based on a classic science fiction novel by H.G.
Farewell, Irshad Ahmed Haqqani. Farewell, Harf-e-Tamanna!: 6 September 1928 – 24 January 2010
7 Months, 10 Days in Taliban’s Captivity: Story of David Rohde: Here is a five-part series “Held by the Taliban” offering a first-person account by David Rohde of his seven months as a captive of the Taliban in Pakistan. Mr. Rohde, a New York Times reporter, was kidnapped with two
Zardari bans Geo? A critical analysis by Tahir Sarwar Mir:
Hamid Mir: Taliban are killing ‘non-conforming’ jorunalists by declaring them as spies…: Musa’s slaying scares reporters away from Swat Saturday, February 21, 2009 (The News) By Hamid Mir MINGORA: “The pen is mightier than the sword” is a phrase we learnt at school. Unfortunately, the dangerous situation in Swat has changed