Premature predictions raise concerns over media ethics
In an unbridled race to take lead in breaking news and exclusive footages,media,especially one particular TV channel,behaved irresponsibly and prompted all losers in the recently-held elections to get into the polling stations and maneuver elections as desired.
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Broad Contempt Powers Used to Censor Press.
Pakistan’s judges should cease using their contempt of court powers to prevent the media from airing programming critical of the judiciary,Human Rights Watch said today.
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The debacle in Islamabad today was nothing new. Torching the diplomatic enclave? We’re capable of much worse. A businessman who refused to partake in protests in Hyderabad was accused of blasphemy,and the police registered a case against him. I supposed Haji Nasrullah Khan won’t be doing much business in Hyderabad anymore . . . →Read More:Malice in Wonderland
It’s a cry you hear often from journalists in the West,and it’s easy to see why.
A 2010 study in the UK estimated that between 15,000 to 20,000 journalist had lost their jobs since 2001,and the cuts have continued over the last two years. In the UK,the cuts have not just been at . . . →Read More:Journalism in jeopardy
Is today’s news a modern form of drama?
“Lights,camera and… ACTION!”
No ladies and gentlemen,I will not be discussing the world of films. I would like to instead bring your attention to the world of news where the above phrase is very much used.
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We all know what is wrong with Pakistan. We all read the newspapers every day. We watch TV,we watch the anchors and the video clips,we listen to the radio,and with a straight face,we acknowledge that we have become immune to violence,to hatred,to inequality,to greed,and to whatever happens . . . →Read More:The Solution to Pakistan’s Problems
“I can take part in the competition even with my broken wrist. Please let me compete,” insisted 15-year old Ifra Wali,who had arrived in India with a 27-member ski team to represent Pakistan in the first South Asian Winter Games.
In Auli,a ski resort in India’s Uttarkhand state,Ifra was practicing along with . . . →Read More:Despite Broken Wrist,Ifra Wali Wins Gold At South Asian Winter Games