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Research Article

Working Conditions of Journalists in District Swat at the End of Militancy

Yasir Waseem Lqbal1* and Qazi Farman Ullah2

1Department of Media Studies, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

2International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author:
Yasir waseem iqbal
Department of Media Studies
Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 28, 2013; Accepted Date: September 11, 2013; Published Date: September 18, 2013

Citation: Lqbal YW, Ullah QF (2013) Working Conditions of Journalists in District Swat at the End of Militancy. J Mass Communicat Journalism 3:160. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000160

Copyright: © 2013 Lqbal YW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

This study aims at investigating the working conditions of journalists in Swat after the militancy ended. Swat is a Militancy hit area and responsibilities of journalists were increased after 2006 when Taliban started their terrorist activities in this scenic valley. It was explored that majority of journalists feel free to write whatever they feel right. Swat journalist were very low paid media workers and have long duty hours than normal eight hours. Majority of journalists feel proud when they introduce their organization. Majority of respondents reported that their organization did not demand seeking of advertisements and did not ask to take care of advertisers’ interests. Almost all journalists consider that they have opted this field by choice and want to render services to country and society. It was revealed that media organizations did not compensate their workers in case of loss. Majority of journalists were not satisfied with their salaries and feared that they have threats to be removed from job. They were in search of better opportunities in other media organizations. Majority of respondents consider professional training and workshops necessary for journalists. Respondents feel that journalistic bodies are working for the welfare of journalists; they feel that they have required education of this field and were fit for this profession.

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