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Monday, November 05, 2007

dr. shahid masood's delusions


If there is one thing that I fully endorse in this whole mess it is the Pemra ruling that forbids electronic media from showing blood and gore.

And right this minute Shahid Masood, a Geo anchor is defending and portraying the media as a responsible body.

I know people who turn their head, throw up, avoid watching news.

Not once or twice, but repeatedly these Pakistani channels show blood and gore - torn limbs, cut off bleeding bodies, body parts, heads.

In their rush for ratings, they try to out do each other. I find this revoltingly disgusting.

Over here, big companies and corporations have policies and manuals that guide their employees. In addition to industry regulations they self regulate themselves. When I inquired from journalists in Geo and Ary about self governing policies or manuals in their organizations they simply smiled back.

I am disappointed with Shahihd Masood's lame defense. Or maybe he does not have the time to watch the Pakistani electronic media closely.

When it comes to blood, gore, dead bodies and body parts the Pakistani channels take the cake. What I find worse is they do not even introspect. Hope this Pemra shock works.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

media or news cahnnels shudnt be banned in any case no matter what.

its true that news channels have gone beyond the limit, they explioted the liberty they were given and failed to act civilly but I think governments' act to ban these channels is not sensible and its only going to further detoriate government's(Pakistan) reputation all over the world.

November 05, 2007 6:11 PM  
Blogger temporal said...

agree fully:)

banning them is draconian

this new found media freedom should not go to their heads and they should act with more responsibility

November 05, 2007 7:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If they don't show that, we'll soon become like the ignorant American public. Only seeing what they want to see.

I'd, they rather stop destroying the culture and values which they are doing by Indianizing each and every thing.

November 06, 2007 1:23 AM  
Blogger temporal said...


If they don't show that, we'll soon become like the ignorant American public. Only seeing what they want to see.

i do not understand this

my beef is showing of body parts and blood and gore on TV in the aftermath of suicide bombing or another violent attack

human beings should be shown with respect - in life AND in death

November 06, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Ramla Akhtar said...

Admittedly, self-governance is required by media, as it is required by any other entity. In fact, self governance is the highest form of governance.

+Pakistani media confused enterprise and fearlessness with boundlessness. These things are learned over a period of time, and for competitive reasons (and sometimes due to well-intentioned ambition), the media decided to rush ahead on the learning curve, and here's the result.

So now, after this shock adjustment, the institutions of Pakistan are better off going back to the drawing board, and working out internal kinks. One has to be strong and flawless to demand the same from the other.

November 06, 2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger temporal said...


the need for shock treatment should not have arisen

wasn't Pemra introduced and retracted some two months back?

didn't the media owners give undertakings then?

and yet after each suicide bombing and other violent acts the media continued to out do each other in showing blood and gore

(i am NOT talking about freedom of views and political expressions that is rampant - that may be up for discussion another time)

November 06, 2007 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TREATING human beings with respect comes first. Showing them with respect is a secondary matter...

November 06, 2007 2:26 PM  

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