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Actions to eliminate fake news on digital media are the need of the hour, Mansoor Qadir
Actions to eliminate fake news on digital media are the need of the hour, Mansoor Qadir

LAHORE: (Thursday, February 9, 2023): Caretaker Education Minister Mansoor Qadir has said that we should discuss such issues that can promote harmony and brotherhood in the society. He was addressing the closing ceremony of the two-day AMCAP-PU International Conference on “Revisiting Relationship between Journalism and Society in the Digital Age for Common Good” organized by Punjab University Department of Journalism Studies and Institute of Education and Research at Faisal Auditorium. On this occasion, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed Akhtar, Dean Faculty of Information and Media Studies Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood, Chairperson Department of Journalism Prof Dr Bushra Hameedur Rehman, Chairperson Department of Public Relations and Advertising Prof Dr Abida Ashraf, Director Institute of Education and Research Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry, faculty members, students, researchers and experts from Russia, Nigeria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Indonesia and Pakistan participated. In his address, Mansoor Qadir said that journalists, academicians and young students should play their role in promoting positive use of digital media to end hatred and discrimination in society. He said that measures are also necessary to curb such fake news that tarnishes the name of Pakistan. Dr Niaz Ahmed said that young students should learn from such conferences and work for the welfare of the society in the field of action. He said that substantial steps have been taken to improve the international ranking of PU, which is showing encouraging results. He said that the experts and professionals in the conference should formulate practical recommendations for the development of media in industry. Experts from other countries were on the view that concepts are dispelled and young scholars have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of experts. Dr Bushra Hameedur Rehman thanked the VC for his support for the conference. Dr Abida said that 117 research articles were presented in three plenary sessions and four special sessions in the two-day conference.