American journalists call on Bilawal Bhutto
KARACHI: A delegation of nine American journalists called on Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House on Tuesday and discussed with him different issues pertaining to the media.
Speaking to the delegation, Bilawal observed, “Freedom of media and the right of freedom of expression have both got interlinked due to the revolution in print, electronic, and social media.
The American journalists – Kellen Henry, Sue McMittin, Sonia Narang, Chelsea Sheasley, Sonia Smith, Sara Sorcher, Beth Willon, Conrad Wilson, and James Wright – are on a visit under Pakistan-US Journalist Exchange programme organised by Hawaii-based East-West Centre.
Bilawal hoped that the exchange programme would enhance the level of credibility and accuracy in reporting with advent of growing social media and public scrutiny.
East-West Centre’s G Shabbir Cheema, Susan Kreifels and Jawadat Bilal of PILDAT and Sherry Rehman were also present at the meeting.