Media Watch: The chosen few

The idea behind having a more intimate presser with the prime minister is to give more time to each questioner. That, obviously, means fewer journalists. Fewer journalists, obviously, translates into the resentment

Obituary: Bush 41

They say the first year after the death of a spouse is crucial for the surviving partner. It is often the case with couples that have been married long, that when one

Media Watch: Appearances

Justice, goes the adage, should not only be done, but also seen to be done. The British, who were quite particular about appearances, went above and beyond reasonable semblances of impartiality. Stories

Faiz beyond ideology

This year’s season of Coke Studio has been a lot of things. There have been highs and lows, controversies and outrages, and all the other topsy turvy ups and downs that come

Media Watch: This guy is an improvement?

Sometimes, there are situations that could be classified in the any-change-would-be-an-improvement category. It was thought that the Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan’s position as the Punjab government’s principal spokesperson was one of

Media Watch: TLP and PTM

A common refrain from within the conservative commentariat during the TLP’s protests is that the country’s liberati do not call out the “anti-state” speeches of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) but elaborately

Media Watch: Tiny men, all around

Pakistani pundits don’t think they’re important, they think they know they are important. They’re not, of course. All it would take for them to bite the dust is for the political class

Media Watch: This guy? Seriously?

No, not his finest hour. Farrukh Saleem, the newly-appointed government spokesperson for economic issues, had a tough time fielding questions from the ever-sharp, ever-unyielding Shahzaib Khanzada. Seeing the to-and-fro between the two,