Journalism

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Mass Media in Pakistan (MCM 304)

Assignment 01

Militant Journalism is a term that was coined during the Pakistan movement. The era 1906 to 1947 is important in the history of sub-continent in many regards. The establishment of Muslim League in 1906 created awareness in the Muslims for political struggle. The abrogation of Bengal Division was the step that compelled Muslims to think over their miserable plight and start a political struggle to get their legal share in the united India. The era of 1906 also brought some positive signs in the history of mass communication of the sub continent. The leading personalities that marked the era for their courageous and bold journalistic services were Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Maulana Hasrat Mohani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. All these famous personalities used print media to provoke the people for their political struggle.
Maulana Zafar Ali Khan started to publish a newspaper ‘Zimindar’. This paper started to write articles that were full of political thoughts and Muslim unity. Soon this newspaper earned a great repute among the people. It is said that Zimindar was so popular among the people that even illiterates spent 1 paisa to pay the price of Zimindar and 1 paisa to that person who read that newspaper for them. This popularity was disliked by the English rulers and no of times Zimindar was banned over a specific time period. During the First World War, Turkey was supporting Germans and people of united India were very eager to know the real situation of war. Maulana often started the paper with the World War news in which the success stories of Germans and Turkish were quoted. This was definitely hated by the English Rulers so they compelled Maulana Zafar Ali not to publish the news from the First World War. However, when Turkey was declared a democracy then all the attention of Muslims…...

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