The Department of Mass Communication organized a lecture with Geo News Senior Journalist, Azaz Syed on the importance and challenges of Investigative Journalism in Pakistan on Friday. The students of News Reporting and Media Laws and Ethics attended the session in which the guest speaker talked about the importance of democracy and constitution in a country’s sovereignty. He said, “If you are supporting the law and constitution then you are on the right side of the history.”  He emphasized on the need of empowering parliament and civil institutions to ensure country’s growth. On answering a question regarding media independence, he replied, in order to be independent, the journalist must be honest, truthful, bold and fearless. He shared tips with students on how to stay apolitical and objective while reporting on sensitive and controversial issues by explaining the difference between criticism and opposition. The talk was followed by question answer session. In the end, Lecturer of Mass Communication, Nida Tahseen thanked the esteemed guest and summed up the important points of discussion.

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