Iffat Hasan Rizvi

Iffat Hasan Rizvi

The author is a writer, columnist, Supreme Court and Defense correspondent for Neo Television Network. She is the fellow of International Centre for Journalists, USA and Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She tweets @IffatHasanRizvi

I recorded Imran Khan’s ‘phateechar’ comment and now I’m being threatened

In old times, there used to be an unwritten code of conduct about sending and receiving messages through emissaries across opponent camps, battlefields, and states. That code – “don’t shoot the messenger” – demanded that even if the commanders did not find the message to their liking, they must receive and send back the envoys of the enemy safe and sound. A modern-day revision of shooting the messenger is to point fingers at the media for presenting bad news about a favourite person, cause, or organisation regardless of how authentic or true that news may be. Experts of logic and ...

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