KARACHI – Veteran journalist and former HRCP Chairperson, I.A. Rehman will be the speaker at the First Razia Bhatti Memorial Lecture held at the Institute of Business Administration, Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA), city campus on Monday, March 4, 2019.
The annual lecture series aims to highlight issues in the media and give students and young journalists the opportunity to meet experienced editors and journalists, and question them about their experiences.
This year’s lecture will focus on the challenges that media outlets and individuals face today as compared with the situation under a declared state of censorship, such as martial law or a state of emergency.
The lecture series was set up last year by CEJ-IBA and the Razia Bhatti Memorial Initiative to honor the pioneering editor Razia Bhatti. Bhatti, a former editor of the Herald, founded Newsline with her editorial team in 1989 and was the winner of a number of national and international awards recognizing her professionalism and commitment. She died in March 1996.
CEJ is an initiative for the professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals. In January 2018 it launched a Masters in Journalism program, the first of its kind in the country, and currently has 27 students enrolled in it.