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Article Released Fri-12th-December-2008 11:35 GMT
Contact: Johanna Son Institution: IPS Asia Pacific
 India-Pakistan Media Get Flak for 'Immaturity'

Highlights from the Asia Media Forum include Thailand Bans 'The Economist', LEBANON: New Provocative Magazine Defies Norms, INDIA/PAKISTAN: Hoax Call Hyped by Media - Get Hostilities to Brink, Corruption in the Eyes of a Young Journo and Media Complicity in Mumbai Terror

Highlights from the Asia Media Forum

The debate on the media coverage of the tragic events in Mumbai last month rages on in the subcontinent and in other parts of the world. As the blame game continues to hound the two countries, so does the finger-pointing among the Pakistan and Indian media on the ethical ways the event should have been covered. This week, we'll take a closer look at what media analysts are saying about this burning issue. You might want to discuss the same subject on the AMF forum page. Visit www.theasiamediaforum.org and start sharing your views.
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India-Pakistan Media Get Flak for 'Immaturity'

Sensationalism and subjective reporting, particularly in the broadcast media, is taking its toll on current India-Pakistan negotiations about the Mumbai attacks on Nov 26, 2008, say experts.
www.theasiamediaforum.org
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Thailand Bans 'The Economist'

The Thai distributor of 'The Economist' banned the Dec 6-10, 2008 issue of the paper on Tuesday, Dec 9, for putting out an article critical to Thailand's ruling monarchy, according to 'Bangkok Post'.
www.theasiamediaforum.org
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LEBANON: New Provocative Magazine Defies Norms

A Lebanese editor has taken a bold move that is bound to rattle more than a few cages. Joumana Haddad, founder/editor of the provocative magazine 'Jasad' (Arabic for body), is daring censors with a publication aimed at "shattering Arab taboos on eroticism, secuality, and everything having to do with the human body".
www.theasiamediaforum.org
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INDIA/PAKISTAN: Hoax Call Hyped by Media - Get Hostilities to Brink

A hoax phone call from India to Pakistan’s President threatening military reprisals in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Mumbai city, hyped up by media, brought the nuclear-armed neighbours close to conflict.
www.theasiamediaforum.org
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Corruption in the Eyes of a Young Journo

After less than half a year covering the business beat, a young journalist finally saw the ugly side of the trade, which apparently has many faces.
http://www.eyeonethics.org
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Media Complicity in Mumbai Terror

The visual media and terrorism have a mutually reinforcing relationship, which needs to be broken to the detriment of the latter, says 'The Hoot's' Sunil Adam.
http://www.thehoot.org
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