While most countries are busy developing advanced weapons technologies and even more advanced technologies to counter the advanced super weapons that their rivals or foes are developing,billions of dollars are being spent for non-productive and highly destructive objectives. Do citizens of these countries want all these weapons? Weapons which will obliterate citizens of other . . . →Read More:“Super Weapons” for whom?
The conversation about the images of Qaddafi’s body so far has mainly been about whether they should or shouldn’t have been shown—but that’s a reductive conversation. The more interesting issue is how they were shown—and what the effects were. In this instance,news channels like CNN offered the rather rote notice that some of the . . . →Read More:Insane Media &Gruesome Imagery
In 2003,before the cupcake became a sensation in bakeries across the country,Charles and Candace Nelson made a promise to themselves one New Year’s Day when they began drafting an ambitious business plan based on a single dessert.
“Everyone said a cupcake business is not going to make it,so we knew if . . . →Read More:Cupcake pioneers find philanthropy to be their sweet reward
How is it that the Pakistani perception can jump from the resignation (or non-reappointment,rather) of the Foreign Minister,to a case of diplomatic immunity,to an American killing two Pakistanis in broad daylight,and make sense of all of it?
The Pakistani mindset has indeed been ‘warped’after too much “breaking news”and on-the-edge-of-the-seats . . . →Read More:Quantum Leaps of the Mind
If a newspaper wanted to cover match-fixing,the last person they would ask to report the story is a Pakistani cricketer. No media organisation with a semblance of sense would expect a person to provide unbiased reporting on his greatest revenue stream. It is called conflict of interest and should govern every facet of journalism, . . . →Read More:A slippery slope
The reason why sometimes newspapers triumph over news channels is because of factual correctness and attention to detail.
In a bid to be the first one to ‘break’ news — the primary motto after truth,of course — TV channels often get it wrong. And since the channels are the first ones to provide information, . . . →Read More:With great power comes great responsibility
The selective release of around a quarter million US State Department cables,some of them redacted after screening by corporate media entities such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel,and Le Monde,among others,comes at a time when there are calls by governments,including officials of the Obama administration,to restrict information content on the Internet.
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