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Anchors and rating

POLITICAL and social discussions on many TV shows have become boring. Anchors of these shows exploit a topic beyond measure as the discussion sometimes tends to digress from the topic of the show. The better ratings craze seems to govern the mentality of TV anchors and their claim to provide information to the public seems […]


Celebrated TV star waits to light up screens again

Talat Hussain talks about how a foulup worsened his skin allergy. By Rafay Mahmood ” Not calling my voice or acting skills God’s gift would be sacrilegious,” Actor Talat Hussain. KARACHI: From a gatekeeper at Lyric Cinema to one of the greatest actors Pakistan has ever seen, Talat Hussain has had his share of hardships […]


Talk show travesties

Syed Abbas Hussain Urdu broadcasting news in Pakistan on the contrary seems to have converged tabloid journalism with news analysis, resulting in a hotchpotch of sorts. The outcome is a cheapening of the political discourse While flipping through news channels, one cannot help but notice the prominence that talk shows have gained. Discussion programmes on […]


SAFMA sues Dunya TV for Rs 100 million

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA chapter of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) on Friday filed a legal suit of Rs 100 million in damages against the management, producers and anchorpersons of Dunya News and rightwing analyst Zaid Hamid. A district and sessions judge accepted the civil suit for preliminary hearing and ordered […]


Anchors urged to make talks result-oriented

KARACHI: The senior journalists urged anchor persons to make the talks of different political figure result-oriented in their shows as they were opinion builders. Replying queries at discussion entitled ‘Media speak: how the media talks to us’ at KLF here on Sunday. They observed that many times the debate remained inconclusive. The speakers included Mujahid […]


Anchored well in PTV

Ahmad Hassan ISLAMABAD: Anchors of private television channels command fabulous salaries proportionate to the ratings they earn for their channel. But it seems that those working for the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) have to worry about something other than ratings or qualification. That could be the only explanation for a PTV anchor, whose graduation degree […]


PTV nomenclature for TalibanTaliban

FOR some mysterious reasons, PTV seems to have a soft corner for terrorists and murderers like the Taliban. The Taliban’s deeds need no recounting. They blow up mosques during Taraveeh and Friday prayers, bomb Eid congregations (because they wanted to murder Aftab Sherpao), and they attack religious processions, hospitals, funerals and peace jirgas. They obediently […]


Balochistan: the ISI and the media

By Dr Qaisar Rashid Gradually, the relationship between the media and the ISI turned symbiotic and some quarters of the media took upon themselves the job of defending publicly every act of the ISI Perhaps the world would have been a better place to dwell in if military solutions to political issues had been successful. […]


Freedom or licence for TV?

By Zubeida Mustafa THERE is much to be cherished about the freedom that our media, especially the electronic media, has come to enjoy. The extent to which this freedom — it was called licence in earlier days — has gone is provoking a debate. This is a positive development because there are some media heavyweights […]


Freedom or licence for TV?

By Zubeida Mustafa THERE is much to be cherished about the freedom that our media, especially the electronic media, has come to enjoy. The extent to which this freedom — it was called licence in earlier days — has gone is provoking a debate. This is a positive development because there are some media heavyweights […]


Why ‘M’ is not really a word

By: Ali Sultan Whenever some controversy about the media erupts, everyone gathers around and bulldozes social networking, print and television with “what actually is the media’s role.” My personal favourite is “we need to actually define things.” The thesis is simple, defining anything is sheer bollocks. It means that if the definers had their say, […]


TV in black & white

By: Alefia T. Hussain Day after day, minute by minute, TV takes us places in pursuit of ‘drama’ — to private quarters of private people, to crime scenes, to studios where heads meet to create noise; a lot of noise. TV looks for drama at all the odd places — in hospitals, police stations, court […]


‘PBC officials visit abroad to discharge duties’

ISLAMABAD: A news story published in The Nation on February 1 regarding foreign visits of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) officials is misleading and distorted. A press release issued by the PBC says facts and figures about the issue have not been correctly reported. The factual position about the visits of PBC officials abroad to […]


Congress slams Aiyar on Pakistan TV show

By: Jawed Naqvi NEW DELHI, Feb 3: India’s ruling Congress party on Friday disapproved of party leader Mani Shakar Aiyar appearing on a Pakistan TV talk show in which Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, participated through a phone link, the Press Trust of India said. “I don’t know […]