Riphah & RIDE holds seminar on ‘media imperialism’

Riphah University’s Department of Media Science and an independent think tank, Research Institute of Development and Evaluations (RIDE) jointly organized a seminar on ‘Media Imperialism’.

Riphah & RIDE holds seminar on ‘media imperialism’Dr Farooq Sulehria while addressing the seminar has authored a book, entitled, ‘Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan’ published last year by Routledge.

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He further piercing that the concept of media imperialism was usually constrained to the concept of Western domination.

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In his view, media imperialism should be conceptualized as an amalgamation of commercial utilization of the side-line by the West and periphery’s dependence on the imperial centers.

In the case of Pakistan, the cost of country’s television system’s reliance was over two billion dollars.  A country that does not have enough money for clean drinking water and basic health facilities to it’s citizens was sending billions of dollars abroad is a situation that needs serious re-consideration, he argued.

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Nasir Zaidi recommended that media today was enjoying a degree of freedom due to a long and valiant struggle by the journalist union. The seminar was also addressed by Sabur Sulehria and Dr Rashid Aftab, Director Riphah Institute of Public Policy.

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