South Asian Media School launched: media in Third World plays oppositional role, says Sarwar
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Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that media is playing the opposition role in the third world countries where opposition is failed to play its role. Addressing the ceremony organised by South Asian Media School (SAMS) in connection with the launching of new programs in SAMS. Executive Director SAMS Imtiaz Alam, senior journalist Munno Bhai, Iftikhar Ahmad and Arif Nizami expressed their views on the occasion.
Sarwar said that in third world countries like Pakistan media played an important role in exposing evils present in the society. He appreciated the role of South Asian Free Media Association, which the association played in promoting the democratic and liberal values in the country and the region. Sarwar expressed hope that SAMS will play an important role in providing quality education to the journalists. He said that new SAMS program will even more dynamically tailored to job requirement. He also said that journalists should report without any prejudice and above political affiliation.
Speaking on the occasion executive director SAMS Imtiaz Alam said that responding to the challenges of new media, SAFMA took the initiative to establish SAMS, which has been attached with ICM, Gold Smiths College, UK, and Deutsche Welle, Germany not only offers short courses for various levels of media profession and capacity building of professions and officials of public and private sectors. It was also providing training facilities to private media organisations, tailored to their specific requirements.