Saturday, May 2, 2009
Freedom of the Press!
Whether you like it or not, he is the guy who did it. I am no admirer of military men taking over power but lets be honest and call a spade a spade. No body gave this freedom of the press like he has. And it is a myth that any body tried or struggled for it. He gave it on a platter. This is one of his major achievements along with first time ever massive development in Baluchistan like the rest of the country.
And that very same media worked against him. The media did not show responsibility in handling their new found freedom. But still it is a scared media. Despite the freedom it is a scared media, scared of the landed class. That is the reason you do not see any campaign to rid the country of feudalism. They are scared of the armed people like the Taliban and somehow softens their crime.
On this Press Freedom Day lets resolve to show more responsibility in journalism and daring too.