Pakistan’s media has developed into a dynamic and influential institution that sees itself as a check on the establishment. In the last year especially, the media has been instrumental in providing breaking real-time coverage of major events affecting the country, including the lawyers movement, the February 2008 Parliamentary elections, and the recent resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. The evolution of the media environment has ultimately changed the way Pakistanis receive and digest information.
On Tuesday, September 16th, the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center of International Scholars in Washington, D.C. will host seven of Pakistan’s top journalists who will discuss the current state of the media environment, as well as the challenges they have faced.
Mazhar Abbas: Deputy News Director, ARY One World Television, and Secretary-General, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists
Zaffar Abbas: Resident Editor, Islamabad Bureau, Dawn Newspaper
Owais Aslam Ali: Secretary-General, Pakistan Press Foundation
Massoud Ansari: Political Correspondent, Herald Magazine
Ejaz Haider: News Editor, Friday Times, and Op-ed Editor, Daily Times
Haroon Rashid: Chief Correspondent, BBC Urdu Service
Asma Shirazi: Special Correspondent & Host, ARY One World Television
The event will be held on Tuesday, September 16th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the 6th floor auditorium. The Wilson Center is located at One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
For those who cannot attend in person, the event will also be WEBCAST LIVE. Please visit this link at the time of the event for live streaming video: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1462&fuseaction=topics.event&event_id=473110