Media is changing from facts to opinions: Javed Jabbar

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KARACHI, Dec 20 (APP): The print media is completely changing from source of facts to opinions said former Federal Minister for Infomration and Ex-Senator Javed Jabbar addressing the ceremony of “Excellence in Journalism Awards 2017” held at IBA here on Wednesday.

The awards ceremony was organized by the Centre for Communication

Programmes Pakistan (CCPP) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism

(CEJ-IBA) in partnership with Palladium Pakistan at Institute of

Business Administration (IBA) to promote and recognize the specialized

reporting in Pakistan.

Twelve reporters from across Pakistan were acknowledged for their

work on rights based stories.

Javed said that the media is doing good job and playing its vital

part in the society but it will have to walk without

commercialization.

Other speakers, on the occasion, said that many reporters and

journalists are unaware of these prestigious awards and a drive to

this effect be initiated to make them aware of the same.

Earlier, CEJ-IBA Director Kamal Siddiqi, IBA Dean and Director Dr

Farrukh Iqbal and others also addressed the award ceremony.

Those who won the awards include Amina Shaheen (Geo TV), Shayan

Saleem (Samaa TV), Shumaila Jaffery (BBC), Yousaf Ajab Baloch

(Balochistan Point), Bilal Karim Mughal and Saher Baloch (Dawn.com),

Atika Rehman, Fahad Naveed an Munnazzah Raza (Dawn.com), Mohammad Atif

Sheikh (Freelance), Syed Sajjad Kazmi (Daily Dunya), Fariha Fatima

(ARY News), Nisar Ahmed Khan (Dawn News), Islam Gul Afridi (Daily

Akhbar E Khyber), and Amjad Ali (Daily Islab).

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