International Media Ethics Day to be observed in September -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

International Media Ethics Day to be observed in September

ISLAMABAD: Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with the Center for International Media Ethics to mobilize the journalism community on September 23rd, next month.

The Center for International Media Ethics – CIME, a non-profit organization with staff members operating across several continents teams up with Mishal Pakistan, a leading strategic communication social enterprise, specializing in media and communication for policy design in a bid to bring together a network of journalists and students in Pakistan to provide training, discussion and expertise in the ethics of their profession.

“The Pakistani media industry, since its deregulation in the year 2002, has expanded exponentially. While the media has come a long way, from a singular national media outlet, to a vibrant and proactive community of news channels and print media, it is still far behind in the implementation of a media ethics protocol.

Special interests and above all, sensationalism continue to compromise objectivity, especially in the electronic media. Such trends can be countered, most effectively, with better training of journalists and a wider campaign to promote ethics in journalism, said Melisande Middleton, founder of the Center for International Media Ethics.
Source: The Nation
Date:8/16/2011