Sana Saleem a fellow blogger in Pakistan represented Pakistan in a panel discussion at the Global Voices Summit 2010 in Santiago, Chile, she shared her views on the impact of Citizen Media in Pakistan – her 11 minute discussion is shared below, I believe she did amazingly well – Give her a shout out on her twitter account @SanaSaleem or her blog Mystified Justice
Talking about Citizen Media and Regular media. Strange thing happened couple of weeks ago. I was reading about the South Park Prophet Muhammad issue on the net and I talked about it to my Dad. And he said what cartoons? I tried google search and it seems to me not a peep about them in the Pakistani print media (well I could not find any in my attempt). Since then I have talked to a number of poeple (who dont read news on the net) and they are totally unaware about the issue.
I have a bad feeling about this. Can anyone confirm hearing or reading about this in the Pakistan print or electronic media? Or has our media been bought out?
Very well said Sana
Simple, covering many aspects and to the point.
I am sorry! She spoke what? In Musharraf regime, media had a curb, now they don't have any, War against Terrorism, Judiciary struggle, etc. etc. (the sound of the video on my puter was not clear), no suggestions, no novel input just revisiting TV channels news.
About Skeptic comment, I think it is not in its true appreciation. Media is free in West, media is free in Pakistan as well. But there is a cutoff line to every media. Muslim countries media regulating bodies can not allow any degrading article, video or cartoon for that matter on our holy Prophet Mohammad Sallallaho wa Alehay Wassallam. Similarly in West you cannot write in favour of HOLOCAUST. In West, there are libel/defamation/tort laws, rules and regulations that enforce the sanity among media men. We do have such laws, but long curbs on media in the past have made the media bersek and it will take a while when sanity will also prevail among them.
Thank you for sharing Sana's thoughts on the ROle of Citizen Media in Pakistan and I also hope that one of you writes a detailed blogpost on the subject as well!
Very well done. Something Good to talk about Pakistan and Pakistani women representing the new social media, as Chris Cork also mentioned recently in his post in the News. Sana and Awab you both make us proud !!
بارہ نجی چینلز ٹیکس ڈیفالٹر ہیں‘
آخری وقت اشاعت: جمعـء 14 مئ 2010 , 14:28 GMT 19:28 PST
خورشید شاہ کے مطابق ٹیکس نادہندگان میں سرِفہرست جیو ٹی وی ہے جس
کے ذمے ایک ارب ارسٹھ کروڑ روپے ہیں۔
جیو ایک ارب اڑسٹھ کروڑ، اے آر وائی ون انتالیس کروڑ ستر لاکھ روپے، ٹی وی ون آٹھ کروڑ، پلے ٹی وی دو کروڑ، سماء ٹی وی ایک کروڑ اڑتیس لاکھ، ہم ٹی وی ستاون لاکھ، انڈس ٹی وی سولہ کروڑ جبکہ ایم ٹی وی ساٹھ کروڑ روپے کا ڈیفالٹر ہے۔انہوں نے بتایا کہ اس کے علاوہ اے آر وائی ون انتالیس کروڑ ستر لاکھ روپے، ٹی وی ون آٹھ کروڑ، پلے ٹی وی دو کروڑ، سماء ٹی وی ایک کروڑ اڑتیس لاکھ، ہم ٹی وی ستاون لاکھ، انڈس ٹی وی سولہ کروڑ جبکہ ایم ٹی وی ساٹھ کروڑ روپے کا ڈیفالٹر ہے۔
اسلام آباد میں بی بی سی کے نامہ نگار اعجاز مہر کا کہنا ہے کہ توجہ دلاؤ نوٹس کے ذریعے پوچھا گیا تھا کہ ایک کروڑ یا اس سے زیادہ رقم کے ٹیکس نادہندگاں کی فہرست میں کون کون شامل ہیں اور ان کے نام ایوان میں پیش کریں لیکن ایوان میں مالیات کے وزیر کی جگہ جواب دیتے ہوئے سید خورشید شاہ نے صرف میڈیا گروپس کے نام پیش کیے اور بتایا کہ کسٹم ڈیوٹی کے مد میں تراسی افراد/ کمپنیوں کے ذمے چالیس کروڑ روپے کے ٹیکس بقایاجات ہیں۔
Friday, May 14, 2010 : Hamid Mir Exposed again: He Played role in Khalid Khawaja Murder
Amir mughal (LOOCEE)
Once again you just pasted a link that means nothing. Even you, yourself do not believe in ISPR and other agencies but since this one goes against a media guy, you would happily paste it.
Why? because the media didn't give you a job?
or because they are criticizing your LORD , Asif Ali Zardari?
So if Hamid Mir is talking with TTP, can a journalist only talk to peoples in *white list* only? or does Hamid Mir has to take permission from Zardari and the establishment?
Well if agencies can murder BB, can't they murder Khawaja? just because he was a thorne in the MUSH Govt in the Lal-Masjid saga….and how funny the group that took the responsibility called themselves as "ASIAN TIGERS"…. that rings a bell…..who said Pakistan will become ASIAN TIGER besides MUSH, AHMED QURESHI AND Zaid Hamid Kezzab?
jibran says: – May 15, 2010 at 8:57 am Amir mughal (LOOCEE)
Once again you just pasted a link that means nothing. Even you, yourself do not believe in ISPR and other agencies but since this one goes against a media guy, you would happily paste it. Why? because the media didn’t give you a job? or because they are criticizing your LORD , Asif Ali Zardari?
So if Hamid Mir is talking with TTP, can a journalist only talk to peoples in *white list* only?
After reading this you can decide whether Hamid Mir is a friend or foe of Pakistan? Hamid Mir had filed a False Story in Dawn's Front page in 2001 that Osama has more than 40 Nukes and that story paved the way for US Pressure on Pakistan. Hamid Mir Calamity & Geo TV.
Hamid Mir: is he an anti-Pakistan as portrayed by Ahmed Qureshi and Zaid Hamid Kezzab GANG or an honest Pakistani?
Dear Mr Jibran,
If you think that Nukes are so easy to carry like Hamid Mir had said [nukes are not .22 Pistol that can be carried in pocket] in his story then May Allah help us all and our Journalism as well. I didn't quote Zaid or Ahmed Quraishi to refute Hamid Mir, only simple logic is enough. On Zaid Hamid: Zaid Hamid, Saints, Knowledge of Unseen & Ghazwa-e-Hind. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/03/zaid-ham…
Apply you brain before starting bad mouthing without any cogent reason.
Is he an Anti Pakistan [Jibran]
You decide yourself after reading their own stories [Keep in mind their campaign "Aman Ki Asha] Shaheen Sehbai VS Mir Shakil ur Rahman on Daniel Pearl. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/shaheen-…
Why? because the media didn’t give you a job? [Jibran]
Dear Mr. Jibran,
Senseless, Cruel and Third Rate Pakistani Media plays with the life of Innocent: Former president of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Mazhar Abbas said that on the whole media’s role in the entire episode left a lot to be desired. “We go by the official version and don’t even use words like ‘alleged’. We (the media) must be very careful when an allegation is being levelled against someone,” said Mr Abbas. He said that the electronic media totally ignored these guidelines and did not even express regret if someone had been cleared by court or law-enforcers through an inquiry.
“Throughout his ordeal, Faiz remained quite confident but we were devastated. We spent sleepless nights since Sunday when it all began,” his family members said. ‘Therapy shoes’ passenger mulls action against ASF By S. Raza Hassan Saturday, 15 May, 2010 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-…
Yes, the media is crooked and often careless. Does this mean that every body working in the media is anti-Pakistan?
So according to your logic, if the president of PPP, is a crook, a murderer and a thug does that mean that every one in PPP is dakait and gandoo? I don't think so.
You simply can not apply this crooked logic.
Did I sat anywhere that everyone in Pakistani Media is Anti Pakistan? Read the the Dawn news above I have quoted a seasoned Journalist on Media.
You participate in debate on Teeth Maestro wherein an ad is often seen: Committee to Project Journalists Condemns The Nation UPDATE: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned The Nation for publishing “a reckless and unsubstantiated story”. http://pakistanmediawatch.com/2009/11/09/update-c…
If media has gone irresponsible, blame game being exercised in here is no strange. Guys! we should stick to this rule, it is not important who says, the importance is what they say. Likes and dislikes are birth right of every ciizen, but there should be some sort of sanity in differing anybody’s point of views and should not question the personal character in the discussion. I do not think Amir Mughal’s points have been deservedly replied. “You are saying this because you didn’t get the job” is not a healthy comment.
Dear Jibran and Khalid Sahab,
As per one of my friend who is in GEO TV. During Judicial Crisis [Musharraf Days] it was Hamid Mir who got out of the office and slapped one policeman in Islamabad to instigate Policemen to enter GEO office to create a scene. These anchors often create a situation where they made their guests to say what they themselves [anchors] want to say. Why we forget that Nazir Naji and Ahmed Noorani Tapes were also made available on internet. Who tapped the conversation???? Hamid Mir and many other leading anchors in several Pakistani Private TV Channels [who are also leading correspondents in Newspapers] are ASSETS and when assets don't follow the line then such leaks are also used. Hamid Mir is a known time server. Many of us have now forgotten that it was Hamid Mir who filed a lead story [and story was false] in Daily Dawn [Hamid Mir wasn't even a Contract Employee of Dawn] after 911 that " OBL has more than 30 Nukes [as if Nukes are .22 Caliber Pistols and can easily be carried around when half of the leading Military around the world were looking after for OBL. Above all Hamid is an expert in quick somersaults: Read the contents of this story when Hamid Mir and Col Imam were exchanging allegation GEO TV: Hamid Mir's Anti Pakistan Reporting. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/11/geo-tv-h…
GEO TV: Selective Freedom of Expression.