Do you think a free and fair media exists in Pakistan today?
The media in Pakistan is free, whether or not it is fair, that’s an entirely different debate altogether.
"When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained, that wise men look for."-- Milton No power on this earth can block the truth as it is God who, being the truth Himself, guards it.
Nowhere in history could the truth ever be suppressed, it always revealed itself in some other form and with dangerous consequences.
In 2010 she was nominated by the Center for International Media Ethics as an Ambassador to Pakistan on Media Ethics and two years later, was acknowledged as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum.
From 2011-2012, the young media professional has worked in close collaboration with press clubs in Pakistan (in Sindh, Punjab, Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), initiating comprehensive Investigative Journalism and Media Ethics courses for journalists across the board. You have more than a decade’s experience as a media professional in Pakistan. Recent trends indicate that consumption patterns have switched from linear to non-linear media, where much of the responsibility and the onus of public opinion principally come from the broadcast medium – be it television or radio.Please comment on the lack of security provided by the state and media houses for journalists.How many more assassination attempts, murders and threats is it going to take for them to start taking security for media professionals seriously? Protect those journalists who are doing their duty and who are serving both the public and the government by criticizing the government freely, independently, honestly which is an education for any government.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the condition of the Press in India in the Imperial Legislative Council, September 19, 1918. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for the press.Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country’s crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector.From initially working with two leading, local television channels – DAWN and SAMAA TV – Chaudhary has been invited to deliver lectures on the Pakistani media industry at the World Bank, the BBC College of Journalism, Harvard University, the School of International Futures in London, the Global Editors Network in Paris and the Bhutan Media Centre in Thimpu, among others.More than 90 journalists have been killed since 1947.These figures tell many stories, not all of course related to the buzz around “freedom of press.” Much of it has to do with training, competence, and capacity to operate in volatile areas and destabilizing conditions.How many developing nations does one comes across that gets to see news coverage vehemently criticizing the government, the armed forces, the intelligence agency, the judiciary, etc?In Pakistan, these institutions are not only ridiculed but are also disgraced. I suppose not, because not enough research and competence goes into planning content.These gaps are then exploited by either an extremely incompetent workforce or by other vested interests.The lack of industry-academia linkages is another issue – a common understanding on the relationship is that the collaboration between the two will not only produce quality research but would also contribute towards new information and knowledge building of the collective wisdom of the society.