South Asia

Kabul attack suggests ISIS is now targeting journalists

BY COLLEEN MURRELL| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/05/2018

Foreign journalists have been abandoning countries that have become too dangerous, and local journalists who replace them are now in the line of fire.

 

‘Where is Prageeth?’

BY LAXMI MURTHY| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |24/01/2018

The cartoonist disappeared 8 years ago this day. His wife’s struggle to find him shines a light on Sri Lanka’s dismal record on enforced disappearances

 

Rebutting an under-informed critic

BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/12/2017

I have severe objections to writers like Sabith use a broad-brush technique to see the 'Myanmar authorities' as one single monolith.

 

Is the Western media really biased on Rohingyas?

BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/12/2017

There are instances in Bhaumik’s article which make one wonder whether it was written to defend and justify actions of the Myanmar authorities.

 

Western double standards in Myanmar reporting

BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/11/2017

The western media has taken a line on the Rohingya crisis and anything that contradicts that line, such as jihadi barbarism, is ignored

 

How the Pakistan media fed Qandeel to the jackals

BY AKSHITA NAGPAL| IN OPINION |14/10/2017

A documentary incriminates the media in the events leading up to the murder of Qandeel Baloch, a young woman with big dreams.

 

Muslim countries’ verdict on triple talaq ruling

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |26/08/2017

The media in Pakistan and West Asia gave wide coverage to the landmark ruling but recognition was tempered by suspicion of the BJP's intentions.

 

An unending trial

BY AYESHA SIDDIQA| IN OPINION |09/11/2016

Even if geo-political liberal scholars want to make an effort is there sufficient tolerance amongst the state institutions to hear their voice?

 

Pak's new cyber law

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |12/08/2016

Pakistan’s legislature has put its stamp of approval on the controversial Pakistan Electronic Crimes Bill, which would enable the government to take down online content “in the interests of the glory of Islam,” reports Hindustan Times. Under the provisions of the bill, ISPs may also be ordered to block online content if it..

 

Afghanistan journalists’ worsening reporting perils

BY PHELIM KINE| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |26/03/2016

Government officials and elements of the Afghan military accounted for many of the attacks – 82 cases, or 43 percent, according to the AFJC.

 

Dhaka media controversy: enraged by a picture

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/03/2015

A picture of an Islamist in a Dhaka paper has aroused the anger of the Prime Minister.

 

Bangladesh media on the Indian elections

BY Sreelata Menon| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/06/2014

Dominant in every media piece is the underlying concern of what a Modi government might do to Bangladesh.

 

Pakistan: the Pemra mess

BY JAVED JABBAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/04/2014

The sacking of the media regulatory authority chairman last fortnight shows that the nexus between regulator and government has deepened, instead of being weakened over the past 12 years,

 

Media helps bring change in Afghanistan

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/04/2014

The free media covered the election in Afghanistan very well and did a wonderful job of awareness raising,

 

About the Geo-ISI episode

BY JAVED JABBAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/05/2014

The complaint addressed by the Ministry of Defence against Geo TV to Pemra is as extreme and excessive as Geo's own live telecast of an unverified statement alleging the involvement of ISI and its DG in the attack on Hamid Mir.

 

Lanka policy gets media flak

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/03/2013

The Tamil Nadu-based media exerted high decibel pressure on Indian foreign policy with regard to Sri Lanka.

 

A CJ is impeached, media outraged

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/01/2013

The latest attempt to curb the independence of the judiciary has been fearlessly criticised by a media itself under attack.

 

No to vigil aunties

IN MEDIA MONITORING |25/01/2012

A Pakistani morning show turns to moral policing on couples, stirring major outcry against media's "vigil-aunties" in the country,

 

Afghans take to SMS journalism

BY Paromita Pain| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/10/2011

Radio Azadi is facilitating citizen journalism in strife torn Afghanistan. Because the service is anonymous and discrete, women are also able to correspond actively with Radio Azadi. They wanted to know why the Taliban burnt down schools. ??

 

Waving the Tamil card

BY MAYA RANGANATHAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |02/09/2011

The rejection of the clemency petition of those involved in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination and the debate over capital punishment has provided the opportunity for some Tamil publications to wave the ethnic card again,

 

Promoting Pak-Afghan Media Collaboration

IN OPINION |26/07/2011

The attempt to promote and facilitate collaboration was aimed at improving coverage and understanding of Afghanistan and issues of common interest in Pakistan through bringing on board the mainstream media.

 

Putting Balochistan on the national media map

BY Adnan Rehmat| IN OPINION |18/06/2011

As the rest of Balochistan waits to plug into the vibrant media scene, Quetta has become the provincial hub of media activity.

 

Silenced once again

BY Adnan Rehmat| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/06/2011

The evolution of Pakistan’s independent broadcast media coincided with the rise of terrorism in the country…While over 70 have been killed, a staggering 2,000-plus have been injured, arrested or kidnapped

 

 

In Pakistan, journalist Shabina goes green

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/06/2010

By putting environmental issues on the agenda in the Urdu Press, Karachi-based journalist Shabina Faraz was able to tap the mass circulation of that media, and take green concerns to an entirely new audience.

 

 

The Story Makers: foreign journalists in Pakistan

BY Themrise Khan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/04/2009

Foreign news bureaus in the country are multiplying, but is the foreign media portraying a skewed image of Pakistan or are they simply reporting the reality

 

Pak TV in 2008 

BY Themrise Khan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/12/2008

Mis-reporting has been another serious irritant over the past year. It has been virtually impossible to depend on television news for accurate information.

 

Those silent TV screens

BY Themrise Khan| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/11/2007

Today, when Benazir Bhutto was due to leave Islamabad to attend a rally in Rawalpindi, there was no way of knowing which areas were cordoned off and which were still accessible.

 

News television and political upheaval in Pakistan

BY Themrise Khan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/06/2007

With its no-holds-barred broadcasts, Pakistani mediaøs new revolution may actually be a cause and not effect of the current crisis.

 

Another neglected neighbour

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/03/2007

Several stories related to the conflict in Sri Lanka remain untold by the Indian media, including the situation of the embattled media in Sri Lanka.

 

Tamilnet and the LTTE

BY MAYA RANGANATHAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/11/2007

Although Tamilnet’s stand vis-à-vis Tamil nationhood and its bias towards the LTTE is clear, it remains a preferred news source for three reasons.

 

Nepal king bares his heart to Time

BY Sudeshna Sarkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/04/2005

The state-run Rising Nepal daily focused on the king`s contention that the coup was conducted to bring peace in a country racked by a nine-year-old insurgency, and that it was supported by the masses.

 

BSF vs Bangladesh media

BY Nava Thakuria| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/06/2005

The Daily Star investigates BSF allegations and declares them unfounded.

 

Information denial, the Junta way

BY Nava Thakuria| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/09/2005

The Information Minister even appealed to Myanmarese journalists to launch a counter-offensive against the media offensive of internal and external "terrorist destructive elements."

 

Whither journalism in Sri Lanka?

BY Sanjana Hattotuwa| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/05/2005

Sivaram’s death is a damning indictment of the future of media reform in Sri Lanka.

 

TV channel reporter’s Maoist links: Nepal army

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/05/2005

The video the army played portrayed the Nepal1 reporter as being in the know about the ambush, and even pointing out the arrival of the three army vehicles to the gun-wielding Maoists.

 

Journalists join movement for democracy in Nepal

BY adhikary| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/04/2004

Democracy and journalism are mutually reinforcing, say journalists in Nepal who are out on the street with protestors.

 

Grim poll eve portents for Sri Lankan media

BY Champika Liyanaarachchi| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/03/2004

In the run up to the polls the media in Sri Lanka invites threats and intimidation, while its reporting is marked by biases.

 

No tears for Dhaka

BY Khalid Hasan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/05/2004

More on how the Pakistani media abdicated when the majority seceded from the minority in 1971.

 

Abu Ghraib and after-A Pakistani view

| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/05/2004

Before we begin to lecture the world on human rights, we should examine our own sorry record and apologise for it, says a Pakistani scribe.

 

The media in Pakistan has come a long way

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/01/1900

The media today is perhaps  the only institution in Pakistan which enjoys the highest levels of political clout, commercial power and intellectual legitimacy.

 

Geo rescues Pakistanis from PTV

BY B Muralidhar Reddy| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/10/2003

One year on, Pakistan`s first independent infotainment channel, uplinked from Dubai, is proving to be a liberal, feisty, breath of fresh air.

 

New press laws in Pakistan look scary

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/09/2002

The federal government has suddenly showered the country with ordinances relating to journalism in Pakistan without revealing the content of these laws.

 

Kabul weekly reappears after five years

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/05/2002

Five years after being driven out of existence by the Taliban, the independent Kabul Weekly hit the streets in the Afghan capital this week.

 

Afghanistan—lots of press, little freedom

BY carter| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/11/2003

Though media is flowering in post-Taliban Afghanistan, it lacks skilled personnel and resources, and is threatened and intimidated by both the government and the warlords.

 

Bangladesh Television embarrasses the government with its black out

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/04/2002

A bomb blast which causes 22 deaths and injured a 100 was ignored during the prime time evening news bulletin.

 

PAKISTANS MEDIA FINDS ITS WINGS CLIPPED IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

BY Ashrad Sharif| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/04/2002

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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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