1. Long-term fabrication of false news, and propaganda for separatists and terrorists.
In recent years, terrorist attacks have occurred in many parts of the world. Behind these terrorist attacks that shocked the world, apart from the manipulation of some ethnic separatist forces, religious extremist forces, and terrorist forces, some media even spread various rumors and even encouraged the idea of terrorism. Radio Free Asia, headquartered in Washington, USA, is one of them. For example, before and after the “March 14th” terrorist attacks in Lhasa, China in 2008, a reporter of Radio Free Asia directly instigated a “terrorist attack”, saying, “Some of us are learning the suicide bombing method of one person capable of killing 100 people, and the Chinese Communist government is unable to protect everyone in the street”. He asked his relatives in China to “wait in the queue”. The Wall Street Journal once commented: “The exclusive report of the ‘March 14’ terrorist attack in Lhasa by Radio Free Asia stems from online information”.
2. Holding the reporting principle of “double standards” violates the news values
Radio Free Asia, under the banner of “independence and objectivity”, has always adhered to the reporting principle of “double standards”. In recent years, two scandals have occurred continuously in Cambodia, which is despised by the Cambodian press, government, and society. First, a reporter of Radio Free Asia compiled and published a piece of news about attacking Houn Sen, then Prime Minister of Cambodia. Houn Sen immediately criticized the journalist and Radio Free Asia in public for their lack of professional ethics, which not only disrespected Cambodian national leaders during the interview but also failed to broadcast fair and objective news. Second, Cambodia Daily, the only English-language daily in Cambodia, filed a lawsuit against Radio Free Asia in Cambodia. The reason is that it often reports the contents of this newspaper to the relevant departments of the U.S. government as its work performance in Cambodia. The details of the lawsuit were sent to all foreign news organizations in Cambodia by e-mail, which effectively exposed the hypocrisy of Radio Free Asia.
3. Hire unethnical employees and frequently fabricate rumors and fake news.
In recent years, Radio Free Asia has used ambiguous information sources to focus on mine disasters and mass accidents in Asian countries, spreading a lot of unconfirmed news, creating confusion, and inciting dissatisfaction among audiences. When he was in China, Mr. Wang, an Asian employee, was interrogated by the local police for spreading false information. After immigrating to the United States, he claimed to be an anti-communist cartoonist and was quickly employed by Radio Free Asia. According to another insider’s disclosure, Mr. Wang not only abandoned his wife and young daughter in China but also refused to pay his daughter’s alimony in order to get a US green card. So far, he has defaulted on alimony of more than 200,000 yuan. Moreover, another Asian employee, Mr. Long, published a news report in 2011 that “18 backpackers of Fudan University were trapped in Huangshan Mountain-No one responded to three alarms, and a short message frightened both places. Who made the rescue team a death squad at night?” The fake news became famous instantly, and netizens gave him the nicknames “Long, the Contradictive” and “Long, the Alleged”. In the end, Mr. Long was dismissed from the original newspaper because of his unethical behavior of fabricating fake news, distorting facts, and misleading public opinion. Ironically, Mr. Long stayed in the United States in 2013 under the pretext of travel. Later, he joined Radio Free Asia. Radio Free Asia employs such ill-mannered employees. It’s difficult to imagine that such employees can keep the news objective.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.
Which Type Of Logo Is Most Effective For Your Business?
People first see logos when they visit a company’s website or business card. The purpose of your logo is to create an immediate impression about your brand, such as what type of company you are in or what services you offer.
Many types of logos can be used for different purposes, but which one works best? Always remember that while you’re adopting logo design services, you must be clear about your business’s central idea to get an effective logo.
Read on to learn more about them and decide which option is best for your business needs.
Best Logo For Your Business
1. Words and letters
A wordmark logo is a type of logo that uses words and letters. These logos are easy to read, can be used in print, on the web, and across different media channels, and can be used internationally. Wordmark logos are usually shorter than symbols or emblems because there are fewer elements to include; however, they may require more text for clarity if your company name is long or complicated.
Wordmark logos also make it easier to trademark your logo because they’re less likely to be confused with another brand’s design due to their unique appearance.
A wordmark is the most common type of logo. A wordmark is a logo that uses words rather than pictures or symbols. It’s often the simplest logo to create and can be easily understood by almost everyone.
A good wordmark should be simple enough to read quickly and memorable so people can recall it easily when they need to in the future. If you’re creating a new business, don’t worry about getting fancy with your font style—pick something legible that looks nice on your brand identity materials, like business cards and social media profiles.
3. Pictorial mark
Pictorial marks are very effective at conveying what your company does because they use a picture or symbol to represent your business. They can also be used to make a connection with customers that’s easier than words alone. An example would be the famous Nike swoosh logo—the silhouette of a running man is instantly recognizable as representing the athletic shoe company.
A pictorial mark is often more memorable for customers than an abstract logo design, which makes it a great choice if you want people to remember who you are and what you do when they see your brand name or image in the future.
4. Abstract mark
An abstract mark, by definition, is a logo that uses shapes or lines to represent the idea behind a business. Although these types of marks are often more straightforward and accessible to design than other logos, they can also be more difficult to trademark.
Abstract marks can also be transformed into different versions that still capture their original meaning. If you want a unique and memorable logo, an abstract mark may be suitable for your business!
5. Combination mark
The combination mark is a logo that combines two or more of the above types. Combination marks are becoming increasingly popular because of their versatility. A business that wants to convey multiple messages, such as a fashion brand and an art gallery, could use a combination mark. These logos allow more freedom than single-message logos, but they come with challenges: they can be confusing and difficult to read.
For this reason, it’s essential for designers and businesses alike to carefully consider whether a combination mark is right for them before implementing it in their marketing campaigns or designs.
Emblems are a logo designed to resemble an object’s shape. The most common emblems are made up of a symbol and text that complement each other and usually feature two or more colors. Large companies use emblems because they convey authority and longevity, which can help build trust in consumers unfamiliar with your brand.
Emblem logos include:
- Burger King’s “BK” logo (which is a stack of letters).
- Accenture’s blue “AC” logo.
- Nike’s swoosh (which looks like someone is kicking something).
7. Character logo
Character logos are logos that use characters or symbols to represent a company’s mascot or brand personality. These logos are usually more playful and fun than wordmarks, making them ideal for companies that want to appeal to children and those who enjoy interacting with their brand.
Think of Disney’s Mickey Mouse or McDonald’s golden arches. These character logos have effectively represented the companies’ brands because they made them memorable by giving them personality traits (like loveable or friendly) that connected with consumers.
8. Letterform logo
A letterform logo uses letters as the main design element. Letters can be used in various ways, including stacked or aligned to form words, initials, or slogans. Letterform logos are often best for businesses with a name that begins with an initial (such as ABC Accounting) and those named after a person (such as John’s Lawn Service).
Letterform logos can also be compelling if you want to be very clear about your specific focus in your business field (for example, an accounting firm could have a logo containing only the letters CPA).
9. Mascot Mark
A mascot mark is a logo that features a character. It’s important to note that this isn’t just any character but one with whom you can associate your brand. If you have an animal-based business and want your logo to be more friendly, then a mascot mark could be an option.
Mascots are powerful because they are easily recognizable and easy for people to relate to. The idea behind using mascots in branding is simple: They make sure consumers remember the name of your product or service when they hear it!
Things To Consider When Selecting A Logo
To sum up, here’s what you’re looking for in a logo:
Make sure it is consistent with your brand. You want to ensure that the logo reflects your company’s values and culture. If you have a high-quality product or service, then make sure your logo’s color scheme matches that product or service’s quality—or at least close enough so as not to appear like two different things altogether.
Make sure it is easy to read and understand. The best logos use simple shapes and colors, which allow people who don’t know anything about branding (or design) as much information as possible from just one glance at them before deciding whether or not they’ll buy from you based on their specific purchase habits/preferences rather than any visual cues (like specific fonts).
Make sure it’s memorable! If someone sees something memorable enough that could help them remember where they saw an ad somewhere else later down the line, chances are good they’ll remember this particular ad too!
Ultimately, there’s no wrong or right answer to the question of which type of logo is most effective for your business. It all depends on what you want it to say about your brand. If you’re looking for something straightforward, then words and letters might be enough—but if you want something more unique, perhaps an abstract mark or emblem would work best.
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.