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Global conference underlines media related challenges, opportunities

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10 Jan 2018 - 16:24
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10 Jan 2018 - 16:24

KABUL discussed media related issues ranging from existing challenges, ethnic issues to media development and coherence.

Reporters from 24 Asian, European, African and American countries took part in the event which main purpose was the introduction of Karachi from security perspective and a significant development of economic, cultural and social affairs, the Pakistani Media Development Foundation provided the role of co-ordination and coordination of all the affairs of the conference day.

The Government of Sindh Departments and private sector agencies in Karachi during resettlement of journalists from 24 countries received warm welcome, including the Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, provincial minister for information, Syed Nasir Shah and Karachi Mayor, WasimAkhter

At the conference on topics such as the role of the media and the existing challenges of the world and the challenges of journalism in the context of the eight conferences were discussed.

During the conference, the current state of the media in the South Asian region was discussed in the context of other inclusive topics and challenges faced by journalists from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

An effective disparity between the member states was Rahimullah Yousafzai, an experienced correspondent in Media of Pakistan mentioned that among the journalists from the eight countries of the SAARC, hare been loosed the opportunity to participate and could not attend the conference.

For example, he recalled two Indian journalists and an Afghan correspondentس that two Indian correspondents were unable to obtain a visa from Pakistan.

Hossein Abdul Rahman, consultant for the Kuwaiti journalists’ association, said the Pakistani Media Development Foundation’s Media Development Initiative and the Sindh leadership have been good and timely game so that the Pakistani government can pay attention to Europe, America and Africa for the charges that are currently taking place in Pakistan around the world.

“Make a change in their minds,” he added that during the conference and meetings with the Karachi authorities, new journalists were employed and the young people of the continents were working in different ways to make their views more manageable.

It should be noted that the conference was attended by reporters from European, American and African countries and reporters from the countries of SAARC.

United States’ Jim Bouwelha, who is treasurer of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) USA, who is pleased to be present at the meetings, especially in the city of Karachi, is undoubtedly a combination of different parts of the world and a different view of the current situation.

He spoke in most of his speeches at High Officials visits, Karachi, and the game described the city of Karachi as effective in the events of the International Media Conference and said that undoubtedly well-known journalists from the conference countries will partner with their readers through the media they are working on. But some non-professional activities criticized some of the media in the city of Karachi, especially the Daily Azadriasat of the presidency is far from the ethics of journalism, which does not mean anything other than advertisements of something incomplete, and this is a major milestone in journalism.

The Pakistan Media Development Foundation successfully completed the 2nd International Media Conference made declaration for the implementation these points

  • The Journalist will uphold the principle of truth.
  • 2.In any circumstances they will work for the public interest
  • Fight for the best ethical standards in their respective countries.
  • Will foster good journalistic relations among the participating countries.
  • Will strive for the welfare of the employees working in media
  • Will promote independent journalism.
  • Work for the right of access to the information.
  • Work for removal of gender bias
  • Will try utmost to bridge the gap among various countries in the field of journalism.
  • Pledge to abide with principles of journalism in particular opposition to that speech and violence.

It is worth mentioning that this is the 2nd International Media Conference in Pakistan, hosted by the National Media Development Foundation, which was established two years ago at its first center in Islamabad, the capital of the country.


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