President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday (Jan 18) while Addressing Pakistan Media Convention organized under the auspices of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors in Islamabad, urged media to play active role to highlight the social and health issues like malnutrition and stunting of children’s growth. “Media could not become self-dependent till the strengthening of the national economy that would ultimately impact the advertising business,” Alvi said.
While pointing out challenges faced by Print media he said, “Considering the very challenges, some of the newspapers had opted for e-editions. The interest of the young generation in print media has diminished,” he added. “The freedom and self-responsibilities of media must not be diluted and self-regulation would be the most effective way to handle media. However, there is a need for a threadbare discussion between the government and media on the issues of finances as well as regulations,” he added.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also addressed the seminar and said “The national media should not fall prey to negative western narrative on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPNE) project, which is set to become backbone of national economy,” he said.
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17 November, 2019