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September 24, 2019

Top media professionals call for body to face challenges

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September 24, 2019

RAWALPINDI: Senior media professionals, belonging to television news channels, met in Lahore on Monday and decided in principle to form an association of director news and editors, says a press release.

It was agreed that there is a need to have such an organisation to ensure the professional growth of the electronic media and confront various challenges faced by news channels, including pressures to muzzle the freedom of expression.

It formed a core committee to prepare a draft constitution and contact directors news and editors of all the news channels for the next meeting where a formal shape will be given to the proposed organisation.

Representatives of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), headed by its President Arif Nizami and Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khattak as well as senior newspaper editors including Mujibur Rehman Shami, Zaffar Abbas, Saleem Bukhari, Ayaz Khan, Sohail Warraich and Aamir Ghauri participated in the meeting and provided their valuable input.

The meeting was also attended by Azhar Abbas (Geo TV), Fahd Husain (Express News), Rashid Mahmood (Aaj News), Zahid Mazhar (Dawn News), Fazil Jamili (Jang Web), Imran Mir (Aap News), Sarmad Salik (Indus News), Khurram Kaleem (City 42), Farooq Majeed (92 News), Rana Jawad (Geo News), Muhammad Usman (Neo TV), Ansar Naqvi (24 News), Farhan Mallick (Samaa TV), Ahmad Waleed (Samaa TV), Habib Akram (Dunya TV), Mian Tahir (24 News) and Shiraz Hasnaat (Hum News).