Friday, April 8, 2011 - 09:00 to 17:40

The International Council for Press and Broadcasting

PAKISTAN

Challenges in a New Political Environment: A Media Perspective

 

Friday 8th April 2011

Venue: Initiatives of Change, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD

 

9:00 am: Registration and Coffee

 

9:30 am: OPENING REMARKS: Salman Iqbal - Chief Executive Officer of ARY Digital, Pakistan’s largest media conglomerate

 

9:40 -11:10: SESSION ONE :: Pakistan and her Neighbours: An Overview, including Recent Developments.

  • Chair: Russell Twisk - Correspondent of The Times and The Oldie; former Editor at Large of The Reader’s Digest; former Editor in Chief of The Listener

  • Panel:

    • Salman Iqbal - Chief Executive Officer of ARY Digital, Pakistan’s largest media conglomerate

    • Aamir Ghauri - Publisher and Editor of The Asian Journal speaking on How do Pakistani Media Shape Public Opinion on Relations with Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India; former Director of the News of Dunya TV

    • Waseem Ahmad Shah - Correspondent at Daily Dawn, Peshawar

    • Shahid Saadullah - former Editor at Daily Jang and News International

 

11:10 -11:30: Tea and Coffee

 

11:30-1:00: SESSION TWO :: Xenophobia: The Impact of Xenophobia on Regional Dialogue

  • Chair: Jonathan Paris - Senior Fellow of the Next Century Foundation

  • Panel:

  • Mazhar Abbas - Secretary General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ); Deputy Director of ARY One World Television

  • Mohammad Zahid – Senior Producer of the BBC Pashtun Service speaking onPressures and Constraints on Pakistan’s journalist’; former Senior Journalist of the Frontier Post, Peshawar

  • Shahzeb Jillani - Editor at Middle East BBC News Room; former Radio Editor, BBC Urdu Service

 

 1:00-2:00: Lunch

  

2:00-4:00: SESSION THREE :: Conspiracy Theories: Hampering Efforts to Report the Truth

  • Chair: William Morris – Chairman of the International Council for Press and Broadcasting; Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation

  • Panel:

    • Riffatullah Orakzai - BBC Urdu Service Correspondent in Peshawar

    • Burhan Wazir - Editor in Chief of The Bridge; Editor of ARY Digital Network; former Editor of The National on Saturday; former Deputy Features Editor at The Times

    • Courtney Beale - Acting Information Officer at the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in Islamabad, Pakistan

    • Saleem Safi - Correspondent for Jang and News International; host for GEO Television

 

4:00-4:20: Tea and Coffee

  

4:20-5:30: SESSION FOUR :: Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Oppression Facing Journalists; Issues with Regard to Censorship And Intimidation

  • Chair: Nicholas Fielding - Author of Pakistan Media Landscape Guide 2011; Author and Editor of the Circling the Lion’s Den blog

  • Panel:

    • Dilawar Khan Wazir - BBC Urdu Service Correspondent for the tribal areas and Waziristan

    • Parvez Jamil Mir – Head of ARY satellite news network for the USA, UK and Europe

  

5:30-5:40: CLOSING REMARKS: William Morris – Chairman of the International Council for Press and Broadcasting; Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation

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