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World Press Freedom Day

The entire world celebrated World Press Freedom Day on 3rd May, 2016. Similar to the rest of the world, Pakistan also celebrated this day by organizing various activities in the capital city of the country. All in all, the current press situation in the country raised many questions regarding the status of media and press.

Currently Pakistan is going through a political turmoil, which has directly affected the liberty and rights of media. Through the governments’ and other kinds of pressures, there are continuous news on media trials and unfair treatment done with the people of media. On the other hand, authorities seem to be giving diplomatic statements on safeguarding journalism through appropriate legislations.

People from the media world demanded that there should be proper legislation regarding the rights of media and journalism. After the acceptance and implementation of this bill, people being unfair to media persons shall have to face the music. This will allow media to gain its reputable position and all the rights.

World press Freedom Day was organized by UNESCO Pakistan along with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Media Matters for Democracy and Center for Peace and Development Initiatives. Apart from the senior journalists, there were governments officials present at the event as well. Most importantly, the even paid a tribute to all the brave journalists, who lost their lives in the battle to extract truth for the people and prosperity of Pakistan. Fundamental principles of journalism were emphasized.

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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