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A modern warfare tool - The lies & deceptive tactics of Media/Journalists.

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  1. The Eagle

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    A modern warfare tool - The lies & deceptive tactics of Media/Journalists
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    I was going through news streams by different media houses and journalists on social media and reading directly from sources. Spent almost 1 hour to read real issue, development or information related to Pakistan's progress in different matters especially Economy or Infrastructure Development, new or reformed strategies, internal & external security threats and an effective strategy of Pakistan's foreign diplomacy. Indeed, newly elected government has just formed a team and needs its due time to understand issues related to national interests from Government point of view as compare to being opposition. This period of understanding matters & forming an effective team is locally called "Honeymoon" time frame. So, keeping in view all the possibilities, I wanted to see if I can read about policy announcements & portfolio of team members that are going to lead this country along newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan.

    After a lot of browsing & reading into headlines or even tweets I didn't find much about matters of national interest except for mudslinging, tantrums & provocations by media over non-issues or one can say petty issues/less valued in these times to discuss. We all are aware as what are the hot topics for media houses nowadays so I started to note the pattern of news, interests of certain media persons & language being used to discuss even it was not a worth debating matter.

    Finally, I observed that matters which needs proper projection or coverage are being ignored which appeared to be a deliberate attempt in presence of these so-called media houses. Beside journalists, noticed young guns/youth full of passion, wants to serve nation in their respective domain or authority but unfortunately; most of patriots were down the level of ethics or to say, a proper way to counter lies, propaganda & disinformation.

    Digging it for the root cause, I observed that most of Pakistanis were falling for the media trap being provoked and were responding in kind/inappropriately and totally being out of track to highlight any achievements/progress to silence ill wishers. Gone through many accounts and posts of several social media mediums, observed that mostly are discussing media/journalists interests either in favour or opposing but, couldn't understand the real agenda behind all that media/journalists frenzy, therefore, to play at-least my part, a thought came to my mind that,

    Are you interested to understand that how Media Mafia works, influence or sabotage any society? Be free from any thoughts in mind, take a deep breath and be sure you want to learn, erase existing information then calmly observe/analyze every single Pakistan journalist & their interests.

    Media is one of the best tools in modern warfare to manipulate & adopts deceptive strategy in a sense which appears to be nation friendly. Media Tycoons are hired guns, works for sponsor/employer & have no interest for Motherland at all. Current media aim is not about truth.

    Media is a legalized medium to interfere into state matters & influences for a hostile agenda. The strategy is designed in a way which will be based upon an opinion, contrary to the ground reality/facts but still, will be propagated as a news under freedom of expression. Media/Journalists firstly dig into wrong doings of corrupt people/politicos/ officials, obtain details, blackmails & in return get paid heavily and then promotes the same corrupt lot. Misuses the power of freedom of expression & defame people/ institutes fighting against corruption. The corrupt Journalists are no less than terrorists with guns. It wouldn't be wrong to call such lot "Media Terrorists" that works for hostile/ enemies in lieu of personal gains/money against the interests of State while sabotaging society & creating chaos/rift among people.

    In our case, journalism is mostly about to hire a loud speaker to keep repeating the same guided agenda, regardless of reality, by twisting facts merely to create a confusion so that masses couldn't differentiate between truth or lies. Read Mir Shakeel (Geo) about Media Command.

    In view of last few years, where Pakistan had 2 democratic governments back to back; Media has been playing its role to project Democracy only while on other hand democratically elected leaders did what they were supposed to and given power for. Media/journalists ran campaigns for respective masters/employers and secured a victory based upon stolen mandate. Masses been celebrating Democracy while looters kept plundering treasury/country which finally ended into current state of sky high debits, massive unemployment, lack of infrastructures & a chaos of mismanagement. This Media, did not investigate or fulfill its responsibility at all to bring truth forthwith because, journalists were working for salary/money/employer.

    After lot of struggle & hard work, nation having hope that not just we will get rid of corruption but also economy will be strengthen & Pakistan will rise again by zeroing debit. Approach of independent policy, sovereignty, strong economy & progress is not what our enemies want. Not the first time that hostile forces are utilizing Media against Pakistan however, previously had incompetent/puppet/hired politico, therefore, been targeting institutes only. As for the 1st time, Civilian Government & Institutes seems to be well aligned and committed to deal with available challenges, therefore, lies based mass propaganda is being initiated through wide coverage.

    Newly elected Government sworn in & was busy selecting team to work for Pakistan only but then almost 90% media, loyal to foreign masters & two ex-ruling parties, went into frenzy mod; started manipulation/ projecting petty/non-issues to malign & to prove as Pakistan cannot progress as such. Hostile forces/foreign employers of people like Zardari/Nawaz/corrupt politicos; seen development & failing of anti-Pakistan schemes contrary to expected results; now paid/directed Media agents to sabotage further progress & create an atmosphere of uncertainty by disinformation.

    Notably, since few days petty issue such as Heli use for PM or couple of mismanagement matters (though none proved true) are intentionally being projected 24/7 by 90% of corrupt media/journalists instead of reporting State's foreign policy development & anti-corruption progress. Austerity announced by newly elected Government, seems to be one of strategies to support worsened economy & reject status quo/VIP culture especially but feudal plagued Media launches campaign to taunt only Austerity while censoring broader picture intentionally to derail success progress. We must understand the difference between Security escort & VIP Protocol. Austerity is done by cutting unnecessary expenses however, State Officials can't be compromised in security. Corrupt Media tantrum drive in this regard, is a provoking attempt to compromise/risk security.


    In view of reformed/new strategy, Pakistan is emerging as a strong state, hence, developments in respect of matters of national interests & positive image; are deliberately concealed/ignored under specific warfare agenda by these media houses through misleading & disinformation coverage. The continuous media coverage of non-issues by way of fabricating the facts & creating baseless stories; is all about infecting/ corrupt the naive/unaware minds or to target people with less means of information. It is also about baiting youth, provoke & divert their focus. In this day & age, Social Media is one of the mediums that people can use to fight against disinformation, tell the truth & expose misleading propaganda of corrupt media houses. However, it is necessary to not to get diverted by provocative attempts of media trolls over petty issues. You lose your worth when one reacts to an abuse in kind or by an approach of unethical & in-appropriate way of arguments/discussion. You must adopt the strategy of proper discussion by countering the lies with fact & present your opinion with manners & respect. Don't be carried away as Hostiles wants you to waste energy in less valued issues.


    Pakistan achieving as desired & rising after a lot of sacrifices, dedication & hard work of people so don't miss the opportunity to further your progress, affirm your resolve towards betterment & rise as a strong nation. Remember, our enemies are not happy at the moment, hence, stand united. We have many sources to the truth & ground reality, therefore, let's not fully depend upon Media Houses/Journalists and reveal the facts to the world in appropriate manners. Share every development and support every progress. Add or share your valuable opinions, observations and findings that we all have a responsibility & duty to serve our Motherland.


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  2. Sully3

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    the whole PTM movement is exploitet becuase the uneducated gulliable people who will see a fake video and believe it as real.

    this is 5th generation warfare.
     
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    Bhai the fact is our so-called unbiased/impartial media is far away from professionalism/journalism. Every channel is running behind 'ratings'. Ratings ke chakar mein ye log aksar Anti Pakistan content on air karne se bhi hesitate nahi karte. They even don't know about their boundaries. Below is a sample,

    سپریم کورٹ: ارشد شریف کی سخت سرزنش

    سپریم کورٹ کے تین رکنی بنچ نے گزشتہ رات اے آر وائے کے پروگرام پاور پلے میں آصف زردای کے بیان حلفی پر مباحثے کرانے کا سخت نوٹس لیا ہے ۔

    چیف جسٹس ثاقب نثار نے اینکر ارشد شریف کی سخت سرزنش کی اور کہا کہ کس طرح آپ ٹی وی پر عدالت لگا سکتے ہیں جب مقدمہ زیر التوا ہے، آپ کے پاس میڈیا ہے تو اس طرح لوگوں کی پگڑیاں اچھالیں گے، پھر کہتے ہیں کہ مجھے صبح سپریم کورٹ بلا لے، بلا لیا ہے آپ کو اب بتائیں جو رات آپ بڑے غرور سے کہہ رہے تھے ۔

    سماعت کے آغاز پر چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ گزشتہ رات اے آر وائی کے اینکر ارشد شریف نے زیر سماعت مقدمے پر پروگرام کیا تھا، میں نے رات کچھ دوستوں کو آنے کی درخواست کی تھی ۔ عدالت میں وزیر اطلاعات فواد چودھری، سینٹر مصطفی کھوکھر اور ٹی وی اینکر روسٹرم پر آئے ۔ اینکر نے کہا کہ میرا نام ارشد شریف ہے ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ آپ رات کو کیا باتیں کررہے تھے، زیر سماعت مقدمے پر کیوں پروگرام کیا گیا ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ مصطفیٰ کھوکھر آپ کو تبصرہ کرنے سے روکتے رہے، آپ نے مصطفیٰ کھوکھر کی بات بھی سنی ۔ پاکستان ٹوئنٹی فور کے مطابق چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ اسپانسر پروگرام تھا؟ کسی کے کہنے پر کیا تھا؟ پیمرا اس کی بھی تحقیق کرے، ہم بھی تحقیق کرائیں گے ۔

    عدالت میں پیمرا کے چیئرمین اور سینیٹر مصطفی نواز کھوکھر نے بھی اپنا مؤقف پیش کیا ۔ ارشد شریف نے کچھ بولنے کی کوشش کی تو چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ آپ کو قانون کا پتہ ہے؟ کس طرح ایسے مباحثے کرا سکتے ہیں، قانون کی تعلیم حاصل کی ہے؟ ۔ آپ نے عدالت کا کام ہاتھ میں کیوں لیا؟ سب میڈیا ہاؤسز کو بلاؤں گا ۔ پیمرا نے ایکشن کیوں نہ لیا؟ ۔ چیف جسٹس نے پیمرا کے چیئرمین کو مخاطب کر کے کہا کہ آپ کو بھی پروگرام دیکھتے ہوئے محسوس ہوا تھا نا؟ ۔

    پیمرا کے چیئرمین نے جواب دیا کہ ہمارے پاس تین طرح کے اختیارات ہیں، پہلے ہم ایڈوائزری جاری کرتے ہیں، پھر نوٹس دیتے ہیں اور بعض معاملات میں براہ راست شوکاز نوٹس جاری کر دیتے ہیں ۔ ابھی ہم نے اے آر وائے کو اس پروگرام پر ایک نوٹس جاری کیا ہے ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ عدالتوں میں زیر التوا مقدمات پر کیسے اس طرح کے پروگرام کئے جا سکتے ہیں؟ نواز کھوکھر (چیف جسٹس مصطفی نواز کی بجائے نواز کھوکھر ہی کہتے رہے) بار بار کہتے رہے کہ یہ معاملہ زیر التوا ہے مگر پھر بھی بولتے رہے ۔ چیف جسٹس نے اینکر ارشد شریف کو جھاڑتے ہوئے کہا کہ آپ کا اس معاملے سے کیا تعلق ہے، آپ کوئی جج ہیں؟ عدالت ہیں؟ حد کر دی ہے آپ نے ۔ دکھائیں ہمیں کس قانون کی کتاب میں لکھا ہے؟ میڈیا کی اخلاقیات میں دکھا دیں کہاں ہے؟ آپ ہوتے کون ہیں اس طرح پروگرام کرنے والے؟ میں آپ کے پروگرام پر پابندی لگا رہا ہوں ۔

    ارشد شریف نے کہا کہ سوال پوچھنا صحافت کا بنیادی کام ہے اور بطور صحافی ہم حقائق جاننے کیلئے سوال پوچھتے ہیں ۔ جسٹس عمر عطا بندیال نے کہا کہ معاملے کو اسکینڈلائز نہیں کیا جا سکتا۔ سوال پوچھا جا سکتا ہے ۔ جسٹس اعجاز الاحسن نے کہا کہ یہ میڈیا ٹرائل کیا گیا، ٹرائل صرف عدالت میں ہوتا ہے، اگر کوئی چیز ہے تو عدالت میں لائیں ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ دنیا کا کوئی قانون دکھا دیں، قانون کو چھوڑیں یہ بتائیں کون سی صحافت کی کتاب میں پڑھا ہے؟ یہ عدالتی امور میں مداخلت ہے ۔

    چیف جسٹس نے ارشد شریف کو مخاطب کر کے کہا کہ آپ پروگرام میں کہتے رہے کہ مجھے چیف جسٹس بلا لیں، بلا لیا ہے آپ کو اب بتائیں کیا کہنا ہے، بڑے مغرور انداز سے ٹی وی پر بات کر رہے تھے ۔ آپ سے پہلے شاہد مسعود نے بھی کہا تھا کہ مجھے بلا لیں، ان کے ساتھ کیا ہوا، اب آپ آ گئے ہیں ۔

    اینکر ارشد شریف نے کہا کہ میرے پاس آصف زرداری کا بیان حلفی تھا اس پر بات کی اور نشاندہی کی کوشش کی ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ بیان حلفی میرے پاس بھی ہے، مجھے پتہ ہے کیا کرنا ہے ۔ ارشد شریف نے کہا کہ صحافی کے طور پر میرا کام لوگوں کو آگاہ کرنا ہے، میں نے بیان حلفی میں غلطی/بے قاعدگی دکھانا تھی ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ وہ ایک پارٹی کے سربراہ ہیں، ہم ان کا مقدمہ چلا رہے ہیں اور آپ ان کے خلاف اس طرح پروگرام کر رہے ہیں ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ مصطفی کھوکھر آپ سے درخواست کر رہے تھے کہ ایسا نہ کریں، وزیر اطلاعات بھی آپ سے کہہ رہے تھے، آپ باز نہیں آ رہے تھے ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ اسپانسر پروگرام تھا؟ کسی کے کہنے پر کیا تھا؟ ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ پیمرا اس کی بھی تحقیق کرے، ہم بھی اس کی تحقیق کرائیں گے ۔

    جسٹس اعجاز الاحسن نے پیمرا کے چیئرمین سے پوچھا کہ کیا ایسا کوئی میکنزم نہیں ہے کہ کہ ایک توہین آمیز پروگرام چل رہا ہو تو اس کو فوری بند کر دے؟ کیونکہ ایک بار پروگرام چل جائے تو نقصان تو ہو جاتا ہے ۔ پیمرا کے چیئرمین نے کہا کہ ایسا کوئی طریقہ یا نظام موجود نہیں ہے ۔ چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ وکیلوں کی تنظیموں کا رکن ہونا الگ بات ہے اور وکالت کرنے والا وکیل الگ ہوتا ہے، مصطفی کھوکھر بار کے رکن ہوں گے مگر وکالت نہیں کرتے، اس کا بھی کوئی طریقہ کار وضع کریں گے جو یہ ٹی وی ٹاک شو میں تبصرے کرتے ہیں ۔

    عدالت نے پیمرا، پاکستان براڈ کاسٹرز ایسوسی ایشن کو نوٹس جاری کر کے تحریری مؤقف پیش کرنے کی ہدایت کی جبکہ اینکر ارشد شریف سے کہا گیا ہے کہ وہ اپنی پوزیشن واضح کریں کہ وہ اس طرح کے پروگرام کیسے کر سکتے ہیں اور ایسے سوالات کس قانون کے تحت پوچھے جا سکتے ہیں ۔

    http://www.pakistan24.tv/2018/08/29/15519
     
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    can we have a dedicated section on such type of warfare? @Horus

    In the age we are in it is more important than Tanks, Guns, Navy vessels and Aircraft.
     
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    True that Media Journalists are far away from designated or professional responsibilities. Calling it a game of rating would be a mistake or ignoring the growing threat. Remember that media itself will take the heat of rating etc to hide their real agenda. Counter productive.
     
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    This all is happening because media is the next target of accountability and these are the screams PM IK was talking about in his inaugural speech. They'll keep doing this and it's going to get worse.

    In my opinion a new legislation for the media should be enacted.
    If a Journalist makes a claim against any Person about corruption or whatever slandering they do daily, should be ready to prove their claims in a court of law with unquestionable proof or otherwise he should be given the same punishment the other person would have gotten had he proven his claims.

    Until and unless we make them responsible for their actions and words they'll keep doing this because they know what's the worst that can happen. Saleem Safi made such a stupid and misleading claim and nothing has happened to him. So it's in their interest to keep generating these masala news 24/7.
     
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    This ptm drama is being promoted by the same lot that used to market anp,mqm and ppp as an alternate to Pakistanis in the past fortunately Pakistanis now can see through the bs and part from certain blue ticks(the bug) no one is given them a damn
     
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    Agreed with many of your points but by reading your essay i got to realized that u r having misinterpreted or overlapped certain things for which the suitable answer can only b Put across by u only.
    1: i got idea that u r Pti supporter who just see Ary news bcz u mentioned only geo n if that is the case then tell me what definition u attribute to propaganda? If propaganda is something which is negative 4 pti repute than my friend if all negative things in its real form were shown against pti then do u really think PTI would b making govt?

    2: Zardari n ppp r the most affectees of propaganda. Telll me 1 single ticker by mainstream media which has praised or was in favor of ppp.

    3: last but not least, these petty issues r highlighted bcz media outlets r businesses which needs something spicy 2 sell their products so they r doing the same. And if they totally n openly start supporting each n everything of pti then who will see them?
     
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    It has nothing to do with any political party nor I am such kind of blind supporter. The matters, findings & issues are highlighted in view of media warfare against State. Pardon me but you totally missed the idea. Quoted Geo Mir Shakil as reference and if you are updated with the matters must know what he claimed long ago about the power of media. The quote which speaks mentality of media tycoons, was a reference not Geo alone.


    Then you can treat the subjected matter as irrelevant for you and just leave it the way it is. Should I call it that you are Pro Zardari because you are trying to give an impression that he has been the victim totally?? Indeed, it is a wrong observation as well as one side of the picture. To analyse the whole situation, sensing growing threat; one has to think beyond political likes or dislike.


    As said, you are having the wrong impression of whatever being said. Parties or political conflicts are not core concern. Read without any political thoughts.
     
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    The idea v get from the selected words of ur essay is that media is maligning PTI on petty issues n ignoring all the important development taking place. Read ur inital 2 or 3 paragraphs.. as i said, i agreed with most of ur contents so it is irrelevant 2 point out the thing that i have some political likings or disliking. As far as ur reference of geo was concerned, i pointed out bcz of previous paragraphs...

    I agree that v need 2 think beyond political likings n i m doing that.. i m Zardari's supporter?? Tooba h...
    But i pointed him bcz u said that frenzy of Zardari n Nawaz have installed their puppets in media so in this context i said that if it was the case then there must b a single ticker portraying positive image of him...i didn't speak about nawaz bcz geo is his propaganda tool...

    I read being neutral hence agreed wd most of your arguments if was biased then would b saying something not acceptable in debates..
     
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    Current government is formed by PTI, could have been the reason that you have such impression. These findings are based upon media ethics that hired puppets are damaging Nation's progress merely because of political affiliations to their respective masters. Targeting PTI is their cover but on other hand, world knows one word Pakistan and people are here divided due to media frenzy not much because of Political liking. There is a need to differentiate matters of national interest from political point scoring. Opposition will do what it should be but in current scenario, it seems like more of leg pulling rather constructive argument. Also, media is part of troll fest hence, mentioned as such. Above all is not just because Media is opposing PTI. Get the idea and you will understand.
     
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    The real reason for media onslaught on PTI led Government.

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    This is the total revenue lost by media channels.
    Rs.3.9 billion a Year,
    Rs.329 million a Month,
    Rs.10.9 million a Day.
     
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    For the time being, just remove political conflict & ignore opposition or PTI thing; just pay attention as how Media been irresponsible throughout many episodes as mentioned. Now, observe media agenda which is only to portray everything in bad light. These are few examples of media misleading character.
     
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