New Media as a New Challenge for Underdeveloped Countries

By: Sophia Shafiq   Syed Asad Shah  

Media has a key role in public awareness and disseminating the message of politics to underprivileged societies. New media has challenged all rational ways of communication like radio, print, and television in form of its outreach. Social media poses challenges to all institutions of states and democracy in underdeveloped countries is on risk.The study presents an outlook of Pakistani new media in the comparison of the traditional approach of media for democracy. The study measures outreach and public opinion through social media about democracy. A survey method is used to analyze the opinion with quantitative approach.

Social Media, Democracy, Electronic Media, Print media, Public Opinion, Dictatorship
2019 Special Focus: The Future of Democracy in the Digital Age
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Ms. Sophia Shafiq

Resource person(Reporter) , News, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation , Pakistan

I am a student of media studies, doing my MS from Riphah International University. Being professional I am a journalist working for Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation. being Freelancer I wrote for Pakistan Observer. I have also been attached to many FM radio station of the town and presenter. Before starting my professional career, I did earn the degree in Masters of mass communication through distant learning. 

Syed Asad Shah

Lecture , Iqra University Islamabad, Pakistan