Journalists are eyes, ears of society: Jameel Yusuf

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Staff Reporter

Sindh Caretaker Minister for Information, Law and Environment Jameel Yusuf urged upon the professional journalists that they should focus on research and training for proper and authenticate reporting as they are the eyes and ears of the society.
He observed this while addressing a session on “General Election 2018- Role of Media” organized by Pakistan Council of Media Women.
Jameel Yusuf further said and they (Journalists) would be able to perform their professional duties with devotion.
He asked the women to come forward at every level, Sindh Government is working for encouraging them as it had made the law of at workplace harassment and many other steps to further encourage and give due representation at every level in every field.
He said women journalist should work like Justice Majida Rizvi Nadira Panjwani, Fauzia Saeed and many others are working for the betterment of the women and the society.
He further said that women journalists and Reporters who are working as freelance or as representative of their individual organization must have a knowledge and research about their professional skills during the General Election and in the respective field to understand the code of conduct which is issued by Election Commission of Pakistan.
He said we are working to provide better and quality facilities to the Media men in this regard considering to make some legislation so that professionals get their due benefits, safety and security.
He asked the media houses to get their workers insured and advertisement will be given to those who paid salaries to the working journalists. We are fighting against corruption and malpractices and we will jointly curb and crush them, he added.
He also advised the media women that they use their mobile as a tracking tool during election and field work for their proper safety.
Social media applications, Whatsapp and Twitter must be used with responsibilities not to forward without authentication and verifications so that your safety is protected and ensured, he pointed out.
Earlier, Senior Journalist Mehmood Sham while lauded the interactive session as a learning for newcomers and stressed upon media women to be focused not generalize the reporting.
News must be reliable and not to express your own opinion or analyze, it should be reading and research methods, he added.

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