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Media creating political awareness

media and political awareness

Political socialization through media is not another sensation. Political researchers are in some cases intrigued by the media’s part in governmental issues. Media assumes an imperative part in making political mindfulness among the individuals and guarantees their support in the law based procedure. It additionally assumes a noteworthy part in acquiring changes the general public. Awareness is a long-term process that each individual experiences as he or she turns into a working individual from society. Socialization alludes to the disguising of the majority of the lessons from numerous sources concerning methods for carrying on that are sanction or expected by society, as people develop through every stage in the life cycle.

Media is one of the operators that politically standardize masses. Radio and Television are assuming huge part in a politically standardized life. Media is a wellspring of data which influences day by day exercises of human life as well as gives data about different occasions like advancements being occurred on national and universal gatherings. The degree of media and it’s conceivable impact on overall population have been recognized in different media research studies. The main role of media is to guarantee a decently educated citizenry for our social and political structure.

The broad communications gives data and projects that can advance popular government. Correspondence framework’s democratization has media and political awareness not increased much consideration in the individual nations regardless of political mindfulness in masses. Media can guarantee smooth working of a majority rule framework which is connected with media part for dispersion in field of developments and data. The fundamental point of vote based system in Pakistan is to work for a fair framework speaking to sentiment of people in general. The advancement of just Government by the individuals is dead set through connection of vote based system with open’s yearnings in regards to arrangement of Government as per their wishes.Development of general conclusion and activation are brought about because of association of media, political establishments and different systems. The methodology of socialization can be characterized as making a feeling of communication with world by picking up and receiving standards, qualities and conventions of different societies.


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Is Pakistani Media presenting a true Reflection of our Society?

pakistan media and its role in society

Defined role of media for the society betterment

In a society like Pakistan where there is a variety of media working inside including print, electronic and social media that is still at a very initial stage. Electronic Media has a vast target audience because the person listening to the radio or watching TV does not have to be a literate person. The print media on the other hand needs the audience to be literate enough to read the newspaper and magazine text. Since the literacy rate is not high in Pakistan, the Pakistan Media especially Electronic Media can be titled as a true reflection of our society. Electronic media has its impact on society-changing value system in Pakistan as well.pakistan media and its role in society

In the past few years when Pakistani Media has its restriction, the impact was not visible enough. But today, Electronic Media has freedom that has powerful affect on the audience. With the power to shape up the opinions and lifestyles of the masses, the media has become a mirror image of our culture and social norms. What makes a society? Well, beliefs, civilization institutions and aesthetics all together make up a society. Media being an influential factor in our society, the affect is suspected. In short, media is an influential body in society.

The effect of Media in society brings out better things overall. For example, the easy flow of information and education are not possible without media’s influential factor. The media has played an important role in social developments in Pakistan like racism, gender bias, poverty and awareness on peace.

Apart from this, one cannot deny that media is a reflection of our society. But the role of media is a lot more than this. It has to put limelight on certain issues that need attention and sensationalize and exaggerate accordingly. With the tremendous growth in the media, Pakistani Media is now a fourth pillar of the state. It is an agent to change but in which direction the change will come this varies.


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Popular current affairs programs of Pakistan

Current Affairs Shows are broadcasted in prime time on every news channels. Apart from the prime time, there are other time slots for the current affair shows. Popular shows include Capital Talk, Live with Dr. Shahid Masood, On the Front,News Eye, Jirga, Apas ki baat Najam Sethi kay saath, Faisla Awam ka, Insight, Kal Tak, Sawal Hai Pakistan ka, Mazrat kay saath, Tonight with Jasmin, News Beat, Pakistan Aaj Raat, Islamabad say, Khabar ye hai, Nuqta e Nazar, Pakistan at 7 ,Nadeem Malik Live and Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay saath.

Current Affair Program is most imperative arrangement of private TV stations. There are multi-dimensional functions of Current Affair Programs in Pakistani society: to educate, to instruct and to figure popular sentiment. Current Affair Programs have incredible effect ontalk shows of pakistan governmental issues, social qualities, ways of life of individuals, relationship of masses and remote strategy. Media scope is life blood of governmental issues in light of the fact that it shapes the discernment that structures the truth on which political activity is based. One high rated current affair program is Capital Talk on Geo TV. It is hosted by Hamid Mir and discusses both sides of the story by inviting guests who are instructed, learned people or who have correct data, encounter about issue whatever is being examined on the show. Now and again, a solitary visitor examines their work, aptitude, belief system and involvement with a host or hosts. Other current affairs shows also have call-in show. It takes live telephone calls from guests listening at home or offices. Current Affair Programs have been standard peculiarities of Pakistani private T.V, after its initiation. Current Affair Programs including provincial dialects, delivered by each of the T.V channel. The topics of local dialect programs mostly resolve around nearby and common matters of political and social current issues. Current Affair Programs are fundamental wellspring of TV. It is assuming a principle part in making mindfulness in the general public and illuminates the political, monetary, social, and wellbeing issues of the nation

Media has gotten to be all the more capable and its imperativeness is becoming in current social orders. Media have force to impact truth, particularly Current Affair Programs have extraordinary force to define, shape or reshape popular sentiment.


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Do our dramas represent our culture?

One cannot sit with his family to watch a drama being on aired on Paksitani Drama Channels including Geo Entertainemnt, Geo Kahani, HUM or ARY Digital. We all grew up watching family dramas on PTV at 8pm everyday when we not only enjoyed but also learnt from the content being delivered.

Looking at our dramas content these days, our storylines are not as inspiring as they were before. One can easily comment that our dramas industry is a source of contradiction between our cultural and social values.  If you take an example of few dramas being on aired, the storyline has discussion related to pregnancies to abortions to illegitimate Childs and divorces. With absurd content being on aired, the element of respect and culture has started to vanish away in the name of “booming Pakistani Drama Industry”.

With separate drama channels in Pakistan , one cannot ignore the power of television and its effects on the Pakistani Audience. On one hand where Free Media is a imagined to be a source of information, education and awareness on every matter of life , the content being broadcasted is somehow damaging the roots of our culture and society more badly than we can imagine.

Taking an example of women representation in Pakistani Dramas and role of a woman in our Paksitani society where she is a mother, sister, daughter and a teacher in common lives. The dramas are sending gender sensitive messages related to women by showing them as a piece of attraction in the whole story. In few stories , women characters are potrayed as strong personalities and independent humanbeings but on the other hand, few dramas show them as an object to be beaten, humiliated , abused and even lower status in society.

In a society like ours where there is a huge need of development from grass root level, it is important that we pay attention to the content on our drama channels. Rather than focusing on depressing storylines, why not come up with strong characters through which we do not lose our identities as cultured society. We all carry bits of Pakistani Culture in our minds and personalities because we grew up watching PTV dramas but what about the younger generation who is watching such content?


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Freedom of Expression in Pakistani Media

Freedom of expression has its own advantages and disadvantages in Pakistani Media. No doubt, the advantages are a lot more than the disadvantages .Imagine a free Media in Pakistan disseminating correct news all across the country to its citizens without any sort of barriers from ruling powers of the country.  Before the privatization of TV channels, media was under the severe regulations and censorship but in 2000, such bans were lifted that created a space for Freedom of Expression in Pakistan.  With the tag of “Free Media”, better things helped Pakistan including awareness amongst Pakistani audience, developing public opinion, educating people and yes, a powerful support to democracy in Pakistan.  On the other hand, we can blame “Free Media” about disseminating wrong information, supporting few agendas and prioritizing commercialism. In order to reach higher ranking in charts, the channels experiment “fastest breaking news” and other such ideas.

Looking at all around the clock available News Channels like Geo and Samaa , Media can be held responsible for isolating the audience from their relationship. However, our 24/7media plays the role of watchdog over the government’s activity but lacks the responsibility in terms of National Development Approach.

Constitution of Pakistan guarantees the freedom of expression and opinion to everyone but on the other side, Pakistani Media is facing censorship through several state roles. The previous governments, both military dictatorship and democratic governments arrested journalists , confiscated newspapers to control the media.  By 2002, Media started enjoying Freedom of expression in Pakistani Media and state’s television’s monopoly was broken by this development. Licenses to FM Radio Channels and TV channels were issued to private media groups that minimized the censorship and regulations prevailing on Media.

Moreover, free media gives an opportunity to create public opinion amongst masses. Since free media comes through Internet, TV, Radio Channels and Newspapers if the content is driven in right direction. The media can be held responsible for building a nation over all.


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