CONSTRAINTS IN THE PROFESSIONALISATION OF JOURNALISM IN SINDH PROVINCE, PAKISTAN

  • BASHIR MEMON
Keywords: objectivity, print journalists, broadcast journalists, influencing factors

Abstract

Media is known as an important part of democracy. Therefore, any sort of influence upon news content is a matter of concern in the news media. Particularly in Pakistan it is sometimes difficult to work as an independent journalist. In such perspective, this paper analyses the factors that affect and hinder to the newsworkers in Sindh province, Pakistan from pursuing the objectivity norm in the profession of journalism. For this purpose, a cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect preliminary data with a close-ended questionnaire. The total number of purposively sampled respondents stood 576 working journalists employed in various print, broadcast and wire-service media organizations, both private and state-owned. The key findings mentioned that the Sindh journalists in Pakistan were influenced „a lot‟, descending order, first by the policies of their employing media organizations, second media laws and then third their own personal values.

Published
2020-05-08