Role of media critical in war on terror

A parliamentary panel on Tuesday discussed wartime recommendations for the media to counter the narrative of extremists and terrorists in the country, while proposing changes in the existing laws governing public discourse and behaviour on broadcast and social media.

The issue came under discussion during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on . . . → Read More: Role of media critical in war on terror

Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

In an article published in Forbes—“Rearranging the Subcontinent”—the author Mr Robert D Kaplan starts with the profound observation that-‘the division of the Indian subcontinent may not be history’s last word in political geography’— thereby implying that the situation is in some kind of flux and may be resolved with changes. The fact is that a . . . → Read More: Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

What makes Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami tick? His “Newshour” programme that runs on prime time portrays him as some sort of inquisitor. On many occasions, the inquisition is directed at Pakistan and Pakistanis in the most derisive way possible.

No effort is spared to ridicule, criticize or berate Pakistan and its government. Goswami never . . . → Read More: The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

Hypocrisy, thy name is… us

Pakistan is an ideological state, a nation created in the name of religion and it is for this very reason that religion and politics are not separate from each other. Skillfully articulated by Iqbal, the spiritual father of the nation, “Judaa ho deen siasat se to reh jaati hay Changezi” (statecraft divorced from faith leads . . . → Read More: Hypocrisy, thy name is… us

Why is Indian media against Kejriwal?

Over the last few months Kejriwal and his AAP have turned the spotlight on a number of fundamental issues: one of the most important of them, which has not received the scrutiny it deserves, is the attitude of the mainstream media-primarily the elitist, English language TV channels and print media- towards the Aam Aadmi party . . . → Read More: Why is Indian media against Kejriwal?

Who funds the media?

By NASIR IQBAL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the government on Monday to advise it whether to expunge an assertion, later denied by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), suggesting that a media house aired foreign-funded programmes.

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Nawaz talks about softer media regulations

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has highlighted the role of media in bringing the people of India and Pakistan closer.

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Sohni Dharti aims at improving farming living standards

Unlike many of his peers in the media industry, Aneesur Rehman dreamt of launching a television channel for a cause – highlight the plight of the neglected agriculture sector and create awareness among farmers to improve their standards of living.

With that mission in mind, Rehman four years ago started Sohni Dharti, the first agriculture . . . → Read More: Sohni Dharti aims at improving farming living standards

CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

As a Pakistani I was amazed by what I heard on one of our national TV channels. The well known and generally balanced anchor had a panel of three — a highly qualified economist who has been in government earlier, a columnist who researches his facts carefully and a man who was prominent in the . . . → Read More: CONFUSION COMPOUNDED