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Radio Pakistan

Published Date: Nov 27, 2013

Media urged for constructive discourse in cohesion with national agenda

Information Secretary Dr. Nazir Saeed has urged media for a constructive discourse which is in line with national agenda.

Addressing conference on Alternative Media in Islamabad today‚ he said state
of freedom of speech has improved in recent years‚ which is essential
part of a dynamic democracy. He said people today have more options to
choose their medium of information. He said Pakistan Broadcasting
Corporation and Pakistan Television done a great job in educating and
enlightening people.

Regarding a question about ban on
YouTube‚ the Secretary said the government will soon announce something
positive in this regard.

Earlier in the conference‚ German
Ambassador Cyril Nunn lauded the courage of Pakistan journalists in
bringing facts to the public. He said media is evolving in Pakistan and
new generation is more interested in getting news from alternative media
sources.

Other panelists of the conference
threw light on various aspects of alternative media and its freedom.
Editor-in-Chief iRights.info Matthias Spiel amp expressed his severe
reservations on behalf of online journalism community over the cyber
surveillance and stressed the need to use encryption tools to make the
online presence secure.