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Press Freedom Day celebrated in Gilgit-Baltistan

MediaOur Correspondent

Gilgit, May 3: Journalists celebrated Press Freedom Day in different parts of the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Rallies, seminars and public gatherings were held to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring freedom of the press.

In Gilgit a major event was held at the Press Club, where Speaker GBLA Wazir Baig said that media has the power to build public image of the politicians. “You can make a person her of zero”, he said addressing the journalists. He appreciated the regional media for raising important public issues effectively despite of what he called “unfavorable circumstance”.

Member of Gilgit-Baltistan Council and former adviser to Prime Minister, Maulana Attaullah Shahab also spoke on the occasion.

Later a rally was held in Gilgit city in which the journalists demanded implementation of the Seventh Wage Board’s decisions that had promised more facilities and facilitation for the journalists.

In Gilgit-Baltistan the journalists are faced with myriad problems. Majority of the journalists are not paid by their newspapers while some get meager financial support. This trend is leading to a decline in the quality of reporting, despite of a phenomenal rise in the number of newspapers and other mediums of mass awareness.

1 thought on “Press Freedom Day celebrated in Gilgit-Baltistan

  1. Role of press in GB is very appreciable, despite of daunting challenges in the region the local media one or the other way attempts to project the core issues of the region. we pay tribute to the reporters for reporting from different remote areas of GB despite of challenges in terms of communication and resources.
    we hope the local media will retain its struggle for the holistic development of the region.

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