With a vengence
It was quite obvious after last Ramadan that Geo was going to hire Dr Amir Liaqat back. Geo had six to eight anchors last year, ranging from Junaid Jamshed to Omar Sharif and of course Sahir Lodhi, for around six hours of Ramadan special programming. Still, Amir Liaqat single-handedly took on all . . . → Read More: Dr. Amir Liaqat is back
NEW YORK — The board of directors at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has approved a plan that calls for splitting the global media conglomerate into two separate companies, one holding its newspaper business and another its entertainment operations, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
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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