Journalists observe International Media Ethics Day
KARACHI: The first International Media Ethics Day was observed through out the country to allow the journalists’ community globally to have an open dialogue on media ethics.
In this connection Karachi Press Club (KPC) organized a seminar in collaboration with the Center for International Media Ethics (CIME) and an NGO Mishal Pakistan. The aim of the Media Ethics Day is to mobilize the journalism community and provide them an opportunity to discuss media ethics issues, examine case studies, and participate in role-plays and debates related to the various ethical dilemmas they might expect to face on the job.
Aamir Latif, President Karachi Union of Journalist stressed the need to highlight the ethical challenges faced by the Pakistani Journalists and sees this day as an opportunity for the journalists to work together to make their own judgments and identify their own strategies.
Suzanne Harris, Associate for the Center for International Media Ethics said that the organization aims to prepare and infuse journalists with the energy and support them to make their own ethical decisions in reporting and negotiating with anyone or anything that might be trying to obstruct their own sound decision-making.
Puruesh Chaudhary, CIME Ambassador to Pakistan underscored the need for a joint code of conduct to agree upon basic guidelines for reporters and cameramen and encouraged the journalist community to take on a proactive role in defining ethical practices through the choices and decisions made at work on a daily basis.
Source: Daily Times