Answers to questions about Geo coverage

ISLAMABAD: A murderous attack on Hamid Mir has been followed by unabated assaults on his employer, Geo TV. ‘Patriotic’ pundits flock to the talk show studios of the TV stations channelled around Aabpara to condemn the coverage that flashed on the screen the picture of the DG ISI, as has been accused by the victim …

Pakistan not safe but is producing brave journalists

Safety of journalists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan may not be the safest place for journalism, but it does breed brave, undeterred, upright and honest journalists like Hamid Mir, who could not be silenced through violence. During the past few weeks, a sustained campaign has started where journalists are being threatened, harassed and attacked. However, Pakistani journalists are not alien to …

In Pakistan, no taxation without investigation

In Pakistan, reporting on the military intelligence services or insurgent groups or machinations within political parties is the normal grist for the media mill. A lot of the coverage relies on reporters with inside sources. The sources use the media as a battleground for their infighting, relying on sympathetic reporters to put forward their positions. …