The Department of Mass Communication organized a seminar titled “Mechanics of Reporting Elections: An insight into election laws, delimitations and fact checking” for the students of three News Reporting sections at the E-38 auditorium. The esteemed panelists included Samaa TV Controller News, Mr Ahmad Waleed, Express News Executive News Producer, Mr Awais Hameed and Senior Analyst and Law Expert, Mr Hassan Yousaf Shah. The event was divided into three sub-themes depending upon the expertise of the speakers and requirement of Election Reporting module of the News Reporting course. Mr Ahmad talked about the challenges faced by reporter’s before/during/after Election Day and how to overcome them. Mr Awais shed light on the expertise and producers involved in setting up an election cell in a news organization and Mr Hassan highlighted different election laws and their impact on reporting and voting patterns. Chairperson of Mass Communication Department and Assistant Professor, Rachel Aruna Hassan handed over souvenirs to the guest speakers and thanked them for sharing their knowledge and experiences with the students. She also thanked Assistant Professor, Nida Tahseen for organizing the event in an insightful manner and Assistant Professor, Adeel Ahmed Amir and Mr Qaiser Sharif for their valuable support in making the event a success.

 

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