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Positive facets of News Media

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1. In place of historic monopoly, a new range of choice for citizens, in news source-brands and in languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Seraiki, Pushto.

2. Candid, robust debate on politics and current affairs in Pakistan on a daily basis.

3. Instant news coverage for 24-hours a day, seven days a week, followed by simultaneous, instant analysis and comment, for better or worse!

4. The introduction and development of new talent and skills, on screen and behind the scene.

5. Substantial capital investment, creation of new employment opportunities.

6. Wide range of subjects covered despite preoccupation with politics.

7. Access to overseas news media e.g. CNN, BBC, and Al-Jazeera etc.

8. Willingness of working journalists to render the ultimate sacrifice: over 20 Pakistani journalists have been killed between 2001 and 2013 in the line of duty, mostly in conflict areas where they have worked without protection.

– This page is a part of Some Basic Concerns of the Media Commission.