BY Themrise Khan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/08/2010
English newspapers in Pakistan are now divided into two prominent sections. There is ‘news of the day’ and then there is ‘my’ news of the day. It’s all about personal opinion. And on television it is self-obsessed histrionics.
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?
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.
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. And without TV we are completely unaware about the world exploding just
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.
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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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