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The present study is focused on the role of the Minorities’ Press in Pakistan in covering the terrorism issue from September 2001 to December 2006. The Minorities’ Press includes the newspapers and magazines of Christians, Ahmedi’s (Qadianis), Hindu religion, Parsi religion and Bhai’s religion. The theoretical framework refers to the Agenda Setting Theory as the study intends to gauge the ‘Media Agenda’ of the minorities in Pakistan. The content analysis method was used to analyze the contents of the editorials and articles of the selected Minorities’ Press. The findings showed that overall the Minorities’ Press supported the government’s policy on war against terrorism and the Christian press was seen more active in this regard as compared to the rest of the newspapers and magazines of the minorities.

Paper by Pakistani researcher Zahid Yousaf: “These minorities’ based media organizations are freely covering the issues according to their own interests and likings. No governmental or State pressure is observed for the minority media so, minorities’ media is also enjoying the freedom of press in Pakistan.”
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The present study is focused on the role of the Minorities’ Press in Pakistan in covering the terrorism issue from September 2001 to December 2006. The Minorities’ Press includes the newspapers and magazines of Christians, Ahmedi’s (Qadianis), Hindu religion, Parsi religion and Bhai’s religion. The theoretical framework refers to the Agenda Setting Theory as the study intends to gauge the ‘Media Agenda’ of the minorities in Pakistan. The content analysis method was used to analyze the contents of the editorials and articles of the selected Minorities’ Press. The findings showed that overall the Minorities’ Press supported the government’s policy on war against terrorism and the Christian press was seen more active in this regard as compared to the rest of the newspapers and magazines of the minorities.

Paper by Pakistani researcher Zahid Yousaf: “These minorities’ based media organizations are freely covering the issues according to their own interests and likings. No governmental or State pressure is observed for the minority media so, minorities’ media is also enjoying the freedom of press in Pakistan.”

Editor of Barta24.net Sardar Farid Ahmed said, “The proposed policy has been drafted on the basis of community radio policy, so many things remain unchanged and definitely those are not applicable to online policy.”
Mentioning about the new information minister Hasanul Huq Inu, he said, the new minister is technology-friendly and we can hope that he will not approve any draft policy that will affect the future of online Media.”
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Head of News of ANBnews24 Rahman Mustafiz informed that the new information minister asked him to submit an alternative draft policy over consulting with online experts, including banglanews Editor in Chief Alamgir Hossain.
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Later all were urged to give their opinion on online policy to onlineeditorbd@gmail.com to help finagling a position paper for sending to the concerned authority before finalization of the draft.

Bangladesh: Proposed Online Mass Media Policy:”Not online friendly”, say Editors – and call for assistance in developing a new draft policy…

Editor of Barta24.net Sardar Farid Ahmed said, “The proposed policy has been drafted on the basis of community radio policy, so many things remain unchanged and definitely those are not applicable to online policy.”
Mentioning about the new information minister Hasanul Huq Inu, he said, the new minister is technology-friendly and we can hope that he will not approve any draft policy that will affect the future of online Media.”
[…]
Head of News of ANBnews24 Rahman Mustafiz informed that the new information minister asked him to submit an alternative draft policy over consulting with online experts, including banglanews Editor in Chief Alamgir Hossain.
[…]
Later all were urged to give their opinion on online policy to onlineeditorbd@gmail.com to help finagling a position paper for sending to the concerned authority before finalization of the draft.

Bangladesh: Proposed Online Mass Media Policy:“Not online friendly”, say Editors – and call for assistance in developing a new draft policy…