BBC News Story on India funding of MQM: Understanding Expats Perception of Pakistani and Indian Nationalities in the Sultanate of Oman
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) a political party from Pakistan has been getting funding from Indian's secret agency Research and Analytical Wing (RAW) has received a considerable media attention in Pakistan. The same has been down played by the Indian national media. The behavior and approach adopted by the Indo-Pak media on BBC's news seemingly reflect the journalistic nationalism. This paper is an attempt to address the issue from the perspective presented on the Indian funding of MQM by the BBC news with particular focus on its coverage, credibility, perception and bias viz-a-viz journalistic nationalism in their respective media. Results and statistical analysis revealed differences between the trend followed by the respective national media and perceptions of this coverage among the highly educated expats of Indo-Pak nationalities residing in the Sultanate of Oman. The relationship has been significantly high in areas like awareness of news report regarding funds provided to MQM by India (x2=.000), source of awareness of BBC news report (x2=.000), credibility of BBC as a news channel (x2=.001) and the trend followed by the respective national media with regard to the BBC news (x2=.000).