Evolution of our media


April 22, 2010

NEW YORK: Wajahat S Khan’s second installment of ‘The evolution of our media’ (April 23) is a well-articulated piece of writing. I for one commend the military for a smartly executed media strategy to win public sentiment during the Swat operation.

The first two parts have quite eloquently covered the divide among readers of the Urdu and the English print media and the establishment’s influence on some journalists. I hope that the next part will also highlight the influence of domestic politicians (particularly one hailing from Lahore) and foreign benefactors on editorial policies.

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Faisal Aftab | 11 years ago | Reply Nadir - perhaps you're not aware that most entities, private and public, have public relations arms. It's how you control the flow of information that creates a public perception of your actions. This does not mean that you're "manipulating" public opinion. I was commending the excellent handling of the flow of information and consequently public perception of the Swat operation by the ISPR.
Nadir El Edroos | 11 years ago | Reply This is shocking: I for one commend the military for a smartly executed media strategy to win public sentiment during the Swat operation" right so you are acknowledging that the military manipulates the media to win over public opinion? Well in this case you agree with the outcome, what stops the military for swaying public opinion on issues that you don’t agree with? Acknowledging and celebrating this precedent today will have dangerous consequences for the future.
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