The state of Pakistani media: 10 toons that tell it like it is

Published: July 15, 2013

"What is noosepaper? Wut iz reading?" ILLUSTRATION: JAHANZAIB HAQUE

Note: All information cited in the toons below has been taken from the 2013 report Mapping Digital Media: Pakistan, released by Open Society Foundations.


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Jahanzaib Haque

Jahanzaib Haque

News buff and Web Editor, The Express Tribune. Jahanzaib tweets @Jhaque_

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  • Parvez

    …….and the moral is ??Recommend

  • Nadeem

    Succinct, yet powerful….job well done!Recommend

  • Erum

    No one reads ET. Classic and true!Recommend

  • Zawar Munawar Saleemi

    Would be interesting to see how these statistics compare globally? I can’t remember the last time I bought a physical newspaper in London either. Does not mean I don’t read though. On the contrary, I spend more on my ipad newspaper subscriptions and end up reading more while commuting etc.Recommend

  • kanwal

    A pleasure to read . Recommend

  • PostMan

    All the points – apart from No.2 are natural evolutionary process in journalism. Not only Pakistan but the whole world is experiencing it. Point No.2 needs serious consideration.Recommend

  • Baba Ji

    Good … innovative … Recommend

  • Sunara

    Good one, JayRecommend

  • Polpot

    More Indians read ET than Pakistanis
    ET pls start a couple of columns for Indians…eg Bollywood and BJP .Recommend

  • Namaloom Afraad

    You hit the nail on the head – who reads ETRecommend

  • Talat Haque

    Love it! eloquent!Recommend

  • @Polpot

    Um, no.

    Just go away.

    Express Tribune is ours. Ours!

    (I love you, ET. No worries if few people are reading you. The few that do truly treasure the views you so courageously express. One suggestion: Instead of quoting directly from AP or Reuteurs, give news a Pakistani twist before publishing it. i.e, a Pakistani viewpoint or perspective/analysis)

    ET Zindabad. Good work making this presentation – I am blown away. One of a kind.Recommend

  • Samra

    Smartly put. Points 4 & 5 are ones I can easily empathize with.Recommend

  • Saad

    Love the illustration…Recommend

  • Spigot !

    @Zawar Munawar Saleemi:

    I would like to see a ‘PHYSICAL’ newspaper : )Recommend

  • SK

    Express Tribune and Dawn news papers are very good in terms of their contents.Recommend

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  • usman

    hahaha,..no9 eye to eye ka remix nikal gya hey.lolRecommend