Improved media handling of news

Handling of news of a teenage girl burned alive on the orders of a local jirga in Abbottabad is another gruesome crime that has surfaced in the media. Fortunately, the media handled this news with the utmost care and sensitivity. Although the name of the girl kept being taken, images of her face and her body were blurred when aired on different channels.

Media seems to have matured over the years and is learning how to deal with sensitive news. The media’s role is to educated and report and that is what the media is doing. Since the time private channels came on the media scene in Pakistan with the launch of Geo New we have seen the media evolve but not after a lot of trial and error.

However media personnel still need a lot of training so they produce better content and there still is a lot to desire in this regard. But at least the media is on the right track.