Media should inform, not create differences: Ghazi Salahuddin
QUETTA: Renowned journalist, columnist and intellectual Ghazi Salahuddin have said that media’s job is not to create differences but to disseminate information to the public.
He said this while talking to a dialogue organised by Rozan at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday. A large number of journalists and students attended the dialogue. He stressed upon the journalists to execute their duties with utmost devotion and honesty. He was of the view that the reading habits are continuously diminishing among the working journalists and stressed that if quality journalism is desired, the reading habit will have to be developed and maintained religiously by the journalists.
He said that it is the job of a good journalist to promote tolerance in society and report the issues with responsibility. Salahuddin added that it was very unfortunate that Pakistan has become a dangerous place for the journalists. He said that apart from organisational code of ethics, every journalist should also have a personal code of ethics and should work to reform his own self, adding that a journalist should be cognisant of the effects of a published story is going to have in society. He was of the view that journalists should also develop essential know-how of the society and world affairs since they have the responsibility of making opinion of the public.