In Google generation the mainstream media breaks or makes the global image of any nation. But what to say about those societies where maturity in media comes to go. In Asian countries, to the best of my knowledge, Pakistan is the only country where freedom of expression practices to its extreme, and you might agree that this liberty could take an undue advantage if the journalism practice is not just.
Pakistan media started uttering the truth post 9/11. It was given the privilege of freedom of expression after 2002 or so. Earlier it was only state governed media which was not allowed to telecast on its own will, and ofcourse against the government policies and performance. Now you might be thinking that why journalists do not practice it accordingly when the freedom is there? The answer is very simple; there is a race of sensationalism here which turns the image of media into Yellow Journalism. It’s true that all the five fingers are not equal, but society molds the man, is the case with Pakistan.
You may call it bragging/exaggeration/magnification or whatever, where there is a smattering of truth into it. Unfortunately, our Govt policies are not very much clear and cause a great confusion, when it comes to understanding the Govt policies for media. The so-called regulatory system named PEMRA – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority is also helpless in this case because of giants of media industry who don’t let it impose any restrictions over them.
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About Author: Ahsan Umar is an Online TV Anchor and RJ on FM93 Pakistan, possesses sound Knowledge of Media and Social Media.
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