British journalist garners online vitriol over Reham Khan's interview

Published: July 30, 2018
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Reham has been under the media spotlight after the release of her much anticipated and controversial autobiography where she shared details of her marriage with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supremo Imran Khan, who now is being touted as the country's next premier. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Reham has been under the media spotlight after the release of her much anticipated and controversial autobiography where she shared details of her marriage with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supremo Imran Khan, who now is being touted as the country's next premier. PHOTO: EXPRESS

British journalist and presenter Hannah Vaughan Jones on Monday said that she was at the receiving end of “torrents of abuse” for interviewing Pakistani journalist Reham Khan.

Reham has been under the media spotlight after the release of her much anticipated and controversial autobiography where she shared details of her marriage with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supremo Imran Khan, who is set to become the country’s next prime minister.

Speaking out on Twitter, Jones said that she drew a raft of abuse for the interview.

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She also clarified that she had been invited to weigh in on the situation in the country with her “unique insight”.

The CNN presenter denounced those who wanted to muzzle free speech through such abuse.

Several users wondered why Imran’s first wife Jemima Goldsmith was not asked to talk alongside Reham.

Despite the criticism, there were users who lent their support to Jones and came down hard on the intolerance in society.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Ahmed Maqbool
    Jul 31, 2018 - 10:13AM

    Yes, you are right that in democracy every leader should be able to take criticism. On the other hand it is your duty as a journalist and presenter to ensure that the interviewee does not convert criticism in to somebody’s character assassination.Recommend

  • raghu
    Jul 31, 2018 - 10:26AM

    Reham Khan is History!Recommend

  • HonkyTonk Man
    Jul 31, 2018 - 11:18AM

    With the election of Immo Trump Khan to office, the emergence of Pakistani snow flakes is not surprising.. but it is hysterical Recommend

  • azmat
    Jul 31, 2018 - 5:17PM

    Why is she getting offended by the freedom of speech of twitter users giving it back to her. Freedom of speech works both ways. She was not threatened with violence or anything. Whats the fuss?Recommend

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