Dr. Osama Siddique Lectures at South Asian Media School
Dr. Osama Siddique, Faculty, Department of Law and Policy was invited to lecture graduate students of journalism at the South Asian Media School (SAMS) on June 6, 2012. Dr. Siddique spoke to a class of thirty students from all over Pakistan who are planning to take up careers in the print and electronic media.
In his lecture he discussed the state of human rights, civil liberties and minority protection in Pakistan and provided the historical, sociological, and legal backgrounds to the current Pakistani rights protection landscape. He also explained the various social, political, structural, institutional and cultural obstacles to effective rights protection against the backdrop of Pakistan's larger current legal, judicial and political discourses.
SAMS was set up by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) which is an initiative by leading journalists from all over South Asia for the promotion of free and independent journalism in order to help promote democratic and humanist principles and values in the region. Dr. Siddique has also been requested to lecture another batch of young journalists receiving training at SAMS, on June 26, 2012.