Turyal Azam Khan is a writer, blogger and a journalist based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He has written for Daily Times, Dunya Blogs, The Diplomat, Naya Daur and The Nation. He is also an opinion writer for Asia Times. He primarily focuses on current affairs, social issues, lifestyle and culture. He can be reached via email at email@example.com as well as on his Twitter.
Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman first presented The Propaganda Model which is a conceptual model that explains how the corporate mass media panders to the interests of the corporations and the elite while deceiving the public in their 1988 book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. It is interesting yet shocking to note how the model is relevant to the present state of Pakistani media. In the following article that I wrote for Eqbal Ahmad Centre for Public Education, I present my viewpoint.
Islamabad has a lot of problems at home. In this opinion piece for Asia Times, I highlight that certain countries which fail to address its own problems should stop using Pakistan as a fear mechanism just to avoid criticism from the general public and deceiving them into thinking that Pakistan is indeed responsible for the chaos in those countries. Imran Khan gave a befitting reply to Trump putting his childish antics in his place.
My article for Eqbal Ahmad Centre for Public Education in which I have written about Pakistani educational institutions focusing too much on attendance and how it is having a harmful impact on the educational environment of the country.
The Pakistani government is planning to increase the number of cinema screens in order to boost the film industry. Here are some of my suggestions for Asia Times.
My opinion piece on renowned Pakistani-American economist Atif Mian's removal from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) and the PTI government pandering to far-right religious groups in Pakistan for Asia Times.
My review of the song Mil Gaya by Pakistani pop rock band Strings for Daily Times.
My views on the toxic education system and studying culture being promoted in Pakistan for The Nation.
My review of the song Mein Nahi Manta by Pakistani rock band Aaroh and the band's comeback for Dunya Blogs.
My thoughts on the need for television channels and entertainment targeted towards children in Pakistan for Dunya Blogs.
My review of the song Zindabad by the Pakistani rock band Call and The Drummers of Pakistan for Dunya Blogs.
My predictions for Coke Studio Season 11 before it had aired for Daily Times.
My review of the song Sajni by the Pakistani pop rock band Strings and an analysis of the band for Daily Times.
My review on the song Urr Jaoon by the Pakistani pop rock band Strings for Daily Times.
My review of the retro version of Dr Aur Billa's Yes Love which also features OMI The Rapper and Aliha Chaudhry for Daily Times.
My analysis of Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 2 winners Kashmir and runners-up Badnaam for Daily Times.
My review of the the U.S television series Marvel's Cloak and Dagger published in Daily Times.
My review of the song Piya Re by the Pakistani pop rock band Strings published in Daily Times.
My review of Pakistani musician Asad Ahmed's track Will You for Daily Times.
My article on how English broadcast media has always suffered in Pakistan and if anything can be done to change it published in Asia Times.
My article on how Pepsi Battle of the Bands Pakistan is reviving band culture in Pakistan for Asia Times.
My article on how the Pakistani films Cake and Motorcycle Girl might be bringing a revolution in Pakistan's film industry for The Diplomat Magazine.