Armed Man Episode in Islamabad: Lessons Learnt in Crisis Management and Ethical Media Practices
3:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SDPI, 38, Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad
- Syed Kamal Shah, Former Secretary Interior, Government of Pakistan
- Mr. Afzal Ali Shigri, former Inspector General of Police
- Mr. Ejaz Haider, Senior Security Analyst and Anchor Capital TV
- Dr. Moeed Pirzada, Renowned?Anchor and Editor World Affairs, Waqt News
Note: Entry is open to all. You may confirm your participation through email or phone .The event can also be watched live at ??http://www.sdpi.tv/live.php
The incident, involving an armed man at Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad?on Thursday?has raised several questions regarding the crisis response mechanisms in our cities, capabilities of law enforcement agencies and especially the way terror episode was televised live to masses.
The seminar seeks to analysis the role played by various stakeholders and the way forward based on lessons learnt. Some of the key question that seminar would try to touch upon includes;
- Do we have crisis response mechanisms in our cities to deal with multifaceted crises, emergencies and terror incidents and what went wrong on this specific incident? Is our police prepared, trained and equipped to deal with modern challenges and host of other contingencies? Was our command and control structures well emplaced and did it performed effectively in this specific episode?
- How news channels must report during emergencies/crisis situations? How did live coverage created hindrance for security forces in this operation? Ethical consideration of televising acts of terrorism, providing airtime to miscreants and the fine line between giving news and exploiting crisis situations? What?s the role of PEMRA in situations like this?
- And lastly, what is civic education and are the citizens aware of their responsibilities?