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Musharraf And The Media – Ayaz Amir

What exactly is our problem when it comes to discussing the status of the media? Do we suffer from short memories? Or are we purposely selective with the truth? The...

The Un-Indian TV – Farooq Sulehria

Post-modernists have aggressively peddled a myth in recent decades that globalisation has delivered the end of media imperialism. Until the 1980s, media imperialism was...

In Cricket As In Life – Najam Sethi

When I accepted responsibility for setting the Pakistan Cricket Board right, friends variously described it as “a crown of thorns” and “a pit of snakes”....

dollar6 billion TV

Uncritical media scholars, Indian as well as western, keep delineating a rosy picture when it comes to India’s media and entertainment (M&E) industry. They are...

Fear Of Books

Puritans have been unnecessarily incensed by the global bestseller, ‘I am Malala’, Malala Yousafzai’s biography. Thanks to the legacy left behind by General Ziaul...

Return To Nature

The Wild Network is a group comprising hundreds of organisations committed to ending what is termed as a ‘nature deficit disorder’ in children. The group has come...

Not So Independent

Since the liberalisation of the airwaves, the term ‘independent media’ has been assigned to commercially-run TV channels. Ironically, many such channels spew anti-US...

Absurdistan

Once upon a time, not that very long ago; in a land so familiar it could be right here, yet so far away that it is not even a real place; too many troubled souls were...

Put Up Or Shut Up

A TRICKLE of information has started to flow about the all-party sanctioned and military-backed talks with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Palcistan (TTP). Rana Sanaullah, the...

Crucial To Justice

IN the investigation and prosecution of crime, particularly the more serious and complex forms of organised crime, it is essential that witnesses, the cornerstone for...

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