Muhammad Ziauddin: Career in journalism & Pakistani media
In this age of ‘fake’ news, unverified reporting and slippery ethics, it is worth examining the career of Muhammad Ziauddin, one of Pakistan’s most respected names in journalism.
While working for nearly sixty years at almost all the major newspapers of the country — The Muslim, The News, DAWN, The Express Tribune —Ziauddin sahib has managed the nearly impossible: to maintain a blemish-free record throughout despite skirmishes with the high and mighty, including the once all-powerful General Pervez Musharraf.
Ziauddin sahib’s struggle was not just with dictators; he put up with his fair share of irascible seniors and weak media owners.
Mercifully, however, his beat reporting days are also filled with stories of unflinchingly fearless editors during some of the darkest and most tumultuous times in our political history.
By attempting to document some of these stories, I hope to remind the next generation of Pakistan’s journalists that they can prevail.
Source: SAMAA English