Government College University`s Young Journalists` Society

JOURNALISM is not only a profession but also a passion and young journalists can excel in this career through extensive readings and hectic reporting at the grass roots level.


Senior journalists and anchorpersons said this at a discussion on `Challenges confronting the fourth pillar of the state` organised by the Government College University`s Young Journalists` Society.


Journalist Rashid Rehman said the media had become a powerful player but “lifafa journalism” or paid reporting had also grown enormously. He said that it had become more and more challenging for editors to sift out genuine news from motivated and hoax stories.


Anchorperson and columnist Aftab Iqbal said maintaining the quality of news reports and upholding of journalistic values were the biggest challenge being faced by the media these days. “Truth should be presented – as much as it is needed,” he added.


GCU-YJS President Amina Ahmed said it was a matter of disgrace and embracement that Pakistan had been declared the most dangerous country for journalists.


GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq and guest journalists presented certificates and shields to YJS executive committee members for the sessions 2010-2011 and 2009-2010. The YJS executive committee for the session 2010-2011 consisted of Amina Ahmed (president), Shakila Rehman (senior vice-president), Sheikh Mateen (senior vice-president), Arooma Shahzad (vice-president), and Rizwan Khan (general secretary). Other office-bearers include Azib Warraich, Javeria Liaqat, Sana Irshad, Kashif Fayyaz, Usama Safdar, Salman Mehmood, Saima Nawaz, Aqsa Khalid, Ushna Butt, Ajab Khan and Umair Asif.


Later, GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society members Imran Fida, Saba Shafqat, Saad Farooq, Mohsin Abbas and Hassan performed and enthralled the audience at the musical night.Dawn.

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