Media fraternity demands female faculty for journalism in colleges

Speakers say media has gained popularity among women


Correspondent December 04, 2017
PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: Owing to the demand and lack of professional journalists, people belonging to media industry have demanded female faculty for colleges in journalism and mass communication. They staged a protest near Multan Press Club and shouted slogans against the Higher Education Department for ignoring the rights of people of South Punjab.

While speaking on the occasion, Journalist Laiba Zainab said, “Media is the fifth growing profession in Pakistan and seats for this subject in female colleges are as much necessary as in any other subject.” She added, “Time has come that we should understand the importance of this subject as media has become inevitable in our lives for the purpose of information gathering.”

Memoona from a local TV channel said with the mushroom growth of private television channels, the demand for female journalists increased manifold. She said, “Due to unavailability of faculty of journalism in government colleges, media houses have to employ people with no prior knowledge of the subject.”

Multan Union of Journalists Secretary General Shahadat Hussain said, “The demand of this region has increased in terms of better female education. The field of media, that was earlier considered a taboo in this region, is becoming more popular among the females in present times.” He maintained, “The channels and media outlets offer jobs to those who have at least graduation in mass communication or journalism, but the colleges lack faculty for the said subject.”

Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2017.

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