PU, LGU to organize conference on antagonism in media on May 25 & 26

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Punjab University Department of Communication and Media Research and Lahore Garrison University in collaboration with leading communication studies departments of public sector universities including Lahore College for Women’s University, Kinnaird College, National University of Modern Languages and other institutions will organize a two-day international media conference titled “Balancing the Expression: Exploring Antagonism in World Media Ecosystem” on May 25 & 26.

Corps Commander Lahore Lt Gen Muhammad Abdul Aziz HI (M) will be chief guest while PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad, LGU VC Maj Gen Shahzad Sikandar (r), eminent media analysts, owners, journalists and top academicians of communication studies from various parts of the world and Pakistan will participate in the hybrid conference.

In a joint press release issued here on Sunday, Conference organizers School of Communication Studies Director Prof Dr Noshina Saleem, LGU Department of Mass Communication Chairman Dr Amir Mahmood Bajwa, Assistant Prof Seemab Bukhari, Dr Aimen Khalid and others have said that freedom of expression is essential in a democratic society but absolute freedom developed antagonistic behaviours and attitudes.

They said that the prevailing norms and values of a society constituted preconditions for freedom of expression at all communication platforms. They stated that the advent of new technologies has democratized the public sphere but on the other side this technology also converged various kinds of media resources together.

“This has posed serious global challenges by expanding the access of media resources directly to consumers and reshaping their role as producers,” the conference organizers said.

They explained further that the conference aimed at providing an opportunity to national and international academicians, professionals, researchers and students from communication and media discipline to share their knowledge and experiences on exploring antagonism in the world media ecosystem.

 

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