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May 26, 2016

Need to form global code of media ethics stressed

Lahore

 
May 26, 2016

LAHORE

Dr Matt Duffy from Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA addressing a seminar at Punjab University (PU) on Wednesday highlighted the need to form a global code of media ethics to combat instances of social injustices. 

According to a press release, he said this while addressing a seminar on “Role of Journalism that serves Public Good” organised by PU Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) in collaboration with the US State Department here on Wednesday. 

Dean Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences Prof Dr Zakria Zakir, Ms Rachael Chen, Public Affairs Officer from the US Consulate General Lahore, Jamal Ghazanfar, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present.  Dr Duffy gave a detailed lecture on how journalism could play role in highlighting social issues of injustice, corruption and intolerance. He said journalists were facing different kinds of challenges worldwide. In the welcome address, Professor Dr Zakria Zakar thanked Ms Rachael Chen for her efforts to materialize Pakistan-United States University Partnership program sponsored by US Embassy Islamabad. Dr Zakar also acknowledged the great contribution of Ms Chen in providing various capacity building opportunities for professional development of the faculty of Punjab University. It may be mentioned that PU is currently a partner with Arizona State University, USA in development studies and mass communication. 

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