Protection of Right to Dignity as Envisaged under Pakistani Law for Print Media Analysis from Top Two English Dailies

Authors

  • Dr.Usman Quddus University of Swabi
  • Miss. Sajida Faraz University of Swabi
  • Kainat Bibi University of Swabi

Keywords:

Press, Laws, Amendment, Dignity, Privacy, English Dailies, Print Media

Abstract

Protection of dignity is one of the most fundamental of rights recognized by Islam and international instruments yet it remains neglected in laws relating to press in Pakistan. The purpose of this article is to suggest reforms for protecting right to dignity effectively at the hands of press. Right to dignity is one of the most cherished of rights in all the legal systems of the world. The non-provision of effective protection of dignity by press in legal regime of Pakistan is deprecating to such a right and facilitates the violation of referred right to dignity by press media. The methodology adopted is doctrinal & critical with proposals for review of existing laws. The sources discoursed are both primary and secondary. Findings of this article mandate revision of Press Council of Pakistan, Ordinance 2002 to protect right to dignity effectively. The research doesn’t go into a comparative analysis in relation to other jurisdictions. This is the first of its kind of research on the topic. The objective is to propose meaningful reform for protection of right to dignity so that it is not violated unnecessarily by press in Pakistan.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Quddus, U., Faraz, S. ., & Bibi, K. (2021). Protection of Right to Dignity as Envisaged under Pakistani Law for Print Media Analysis from Top Two English Dailies. Pakistan Journal of Media Sciences, 2(2), 268–281. Retrieved from https://media-sciences.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/69

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Articles in English