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Social media has taken place of conventional means of news dissemination: DG PBC

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by November 29, 2019 General

A five-day workshop titled Ethics of Social Media Broadcasting concluded at Pakistan Broadcasting Academy in Islamabad on Friday.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Director General Radio Pakistan Samina Waqar said social media has taken the place of conventional means of news dissemination.

She said fake news has become a global challenge which needs to be addressed adequately. She said there were parameters to control print and electronic media but when it comes to social media the situation is adverse.

The Director General urged the participants of workshop to contribute in the society with positive thinking.

Appreciating PBA’s team, she said we need to join our hands to uplift the standards of academy.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Pakistan Broadcasting Academy Attyia Aamir said it is for the first time that professionals from other organizations and students have also participated in the workshop.

She said best of the trainers were invited for lectures to enhance professional capacity of the participants.

Vice Principal Muhammad Aamir Saeed Noon in his remarks said participants in the workshop have learned about the good use social media and government policies regarding its regulation.

He said PBA will continue to arranging such programs for capacity building of Radio Pakistan’s professionals.

Later, DG Radio Pakistan also distributed certificates among the participants of workshop.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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