By Nazim Malik
Dawn Leaks one character Cyril Almeida has resigned from Dawn.
Why…there is no explanation to it. Has he been asked to step down on the order of establishment or there is some other reason. Almeida wrote only this about his resignation on his Twitter feed.
“Some more work news, belatedly: I have resigned from Dawn and ended the Sunday column. Am deeply grateful for the readership and affection over the years. There is no plan to return to writing in the foreseeable future, a break from the media appears to be on the cards.”
Some more work news, belatedly: I have resigned from Dawn and ended the Sunday column. Am deeply grateful for the readership and affection over the years. There is no plan to return to writing in the foreseeable future, a break from the media appears to be on the cards. 🙏— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 20, 2019
There has been some underlying message in his tweet. Some read as fear and others think his organisation dispensed with him under pressure finally.
There are some other indications the media industry provide such as he was not happy to grab Islamabad Resident Editor slot which plucked by Fahd Husain and in protest he resigned.
Any ways see what story is unfolded at the end of the end. Pak Destiny
How much more trouble do you want to get the two of us in? 😅 Though I already know the answer… 😃 good luck in this next chapter at the paper, I can now return to reading it as an outsider… as a child, school days off were determined by Dawn front page news of strike in Khi https://t.co/dTTXziNqsA— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 20, 2019
It is good Cyril has said good by to Dawn. I had been a follower of Dawn since before Pakistan’s independence in August,1947 as my late father used to get Dawn, from Delhi by post in Nagpur-CP. After independence, we moved to Karachi in October, 1947. We started getting Dawn, Karachi. We continued reading Dawn as our family favourite newspaper. Altaf Husain and Ahmed Ali were very responsible and knowledgeable editor of Dawn.
After the death of Mahmood Haroon,
Dawn did not maintain its standard.
After Dawn Leaks, our family finally stopped buying Dawn newspaper.
Sad day for journalism and free press. Milton’s quote to elaborate, “A good Booke is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalm’d and treasur’d up on purpose to a life beyond life”.
Sorry cyril we cant reach your calibre. What an amazing, daring, powerful columnist you are( not were). We are sorry that precious people like you cant be respected in this country. Intellect is compromised here.
Waiting anxiously for your come back.
Mystery or not, Cyril’s departure is great news, good riddance!
Very sad news i love you
The space for independent journalism is narrowing.This is indicative of the value that this government and the national institutions attach to constitutional provisions for freedom of speech and basic human rights.This is also intended to control the public mind.
May be some good offer from abroad
Is all this meant to justify Nawaz’s silence over Gulbhashan , over Jindal ‘s visit and unexpected protocol ,and his speaking up only to condemn his own army , accuse them of involvement in Bombay attacks ? I’ve asked f. .g Indians to answer just one question : why would Pakistani attackers target an honest Hindu top cop , investigating the RSS ? How did they know where he would be , at what particular time , what he looked like ? Apart from this , he was not likely to be a “soft ” target , unlike the civilian ones ; being on a difficult task , he would have been armed….why would the ISI take out a man who was investigating an Indian ( terrorist ) racisist group ? Lastly , you need to remember , that this creature , Nawaz , on meeting Pres Obama for the very first time , utters the classic ” Nice to meet you again , Pres Clinton !’ here you are trying to prove his integrity, his moral fibre, his statesmanship.,..f…g free media , or bought up media ?
Inam Ul Haq read my above ( excuse the typing errors ) and answer , or have someone answer !!
Omar Farid I have no affiliation with any political party.I was referring to the state of journalism.
Ask any senior independent journalist .
Very sad news
Independent journalists keep the nations alive intellectually. In their absence you will hear nothing but falsehood. I feel sad for not being able to read his incisive and candid views .