This research paper examined the scenario of
objectivity in Pakistani print media keeping in view the
reportage of Panama issue in leading Urdu Dailies. The study
investigated the situation whether the Urdu print media remained
objective, unbiased, and non-judgmental during reportage of the big
corruption scandal of the history of the political arena in Pakistan. The
paper assessed the position of factual and non-factual reportage rate in
three big Urdu Dailies. The study might be help full to understand the
scenario of reportage on big venality issues in Urdu Print World. The
results presented the outlines behind the picture of alteration in facts
and framed news coverage. The study is concluded with the indications
of policy change on news reportage. The applying position of ethical
grounds of news coverage of Panama Issue also remained questionable.
The study is the outcome of content analysis and in-depth interviews of
senior communication experts.
1-Irem Sultana: Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Hamid Yaseen Ahmed: M.Phil Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Rao Shahid Mahmood Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
Objectivity, Non-Judgmental, Political Arena, Urdu Dailies, Venality Issues, Unbiased, Political Arena.