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Workshop for journalist begins

HYDERABAD – The Vice Chan­cellor University of Sindh Mazharul Haq Siddiqui has said that there is need to involve the rural masses in the planning and management of the development plans.

He was speaking as the Chief Guest in the inaugural session of 5-day Workshop for the rural journalists organised in joint ven­ture by the Department of Mass Communication, Center for Ru­ral Development Communica­tion (CRDC) in collaboration with the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of Germany.

The VC Sindh University said that journalists are most impor­tant part of any society. He said that the communication is natu­ral part of every day interaction with people and stressed that there is need to involve the masses from the grass root level towards decisions for the de­velopment of the society.

He said that the Journalists are the unacknowledged legisla­tors and representatives of the rural masses and added that the people in the rural Sindh are passing through extremely painful times and are being sub­ject to many hardships, humiliations and agonies.

It is the responsibility of journalists to create awareness among the people,he said.
Source: The Nation
Date:8/17/2004