PTA to test operators phone service quality starting February 2014

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will start checking the quality of service provided by mobile operators from February. In this first test, PTA offices in major will test quality of service (QoS) and from then on it will be checked regularly, the Pakistan Daily Times reports. The regulator was criticised in the media . . . → Read More: PTA to test operators phone service quality starting February 2014

Media’s premature predictions could have led to ‘rigging’ allegations

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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The SC shouldn’t censor media through contempt of court charges

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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Malice in Wonderland

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

The Inadequacies of Pakistan’s Liberal Media

From a tool for state propaganda to playing whistle blower in high profile scandals, the media of a country yields incredible potential by holding the reigns to the sway of public opinion. The interminable manifestation of violence in the country fuelled by religious extremism has by design or default blackened more pages than any other . . . → Read More: The Inadequacies of Pakistan’s Liberal Media

Journalism in jeopardy

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

ناشکرے

ایک مشورہ…محب وطن بلوچیوں اور پنجابی آباد کاروں کیلئے

Dra-Media

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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The Solution to Pakistan’s Problems

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