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Shaheen Sehbai, Shahid Masood, Ansar Abbasi Versus Nazir Naji

By Shayan Khan • Nov 6th, 2009 • Category: Politics • 20 Comments

In Pakistani journalism, there always have remained rifts, politics, differences and skirmishes, but with the advent of the electronic media and the power achieved by the anchorpersons and the investigative reporting, new circles have materialized on the media horizon.

The old school journalists are still living in the 80’s and 90’s, as claimed by the new media journalists. Both are hurling mud towards each other and new stories of corruptions, perks, privileges and plots are surfacing. Nazir Naji blames that Shaheen Sehbai, Shahid Masood, and Ansar Abbasi are conspiring with the agencies to topple the Zardari regime and to pave the way for either Martial Law or for some another neutral setup, while the other party blames Naji for receiving perks for himself and for his kins from the government.

The thing is that these both types of journalists haven’t seen the bloggers’ power yet. They even don’t know about the real new media and they dont know about the real meaning of free media, the public sphere. They both will be wiped out once Pakistan catches up with the free media of blogging and it would be a real nightmare for the power brokers in country.

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