In Pakistan, mass media is considered a source of guidance and opinion maker of the society. Every one of us is fully aware of the power that media enjoys but still media claims that press is not free.
In this regard, you are required to go through daily newspapers “Dawn” and “The News” and to analyze and compare the coverage of political issues in these newspapers. Justify your analysis with the help of two issues related to politics of Pakistan.
You have to do analysis and discussion on the basis of following points:
• Effect of the ownership, mission statements or declared media policy if any on the coverage of the said issue
• Objectivity in the coverage and discussion
• Sensationalism in the coverage of issues
• Exaggeration of news events
• Presentation styles
There are many internal and external factors that created those circumstances which results the Fall of Dhaka. People witnessed that both East and West Pakistan got indulged in various conflicts and skirmishes. The main and the most prominent cause of tension is that the two integral parts of Pakistan were divided by 1000 miles of Indian Territory and with no land corridor to link the two provinces, which finally became the real dispute behind the Fall of Dhaka. Keeping in view the crisis of 1971, you are required to analyze the role of Mass Media in shaping the tragedies of 1971.