Challenges Faced By Female Journalists: A Study of District Multan, Pakistan

Monday, 16 July 2018: 19:30
Oral Presentation
Kamran ISHFAQ, Department of Sociology, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan, Pakistan
Ayesha ALTAF, M.Phil in Social Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan, Pakistan
Johar ALI, university of peshawar, Pakistan
Bareera FAYYAZ, M.Phil Economics, National College of Business Administration and Economics, Multan Campus, Pakistan, Pakistan
Farooq AYYAZ, Government Alamdar Hussain Islamia Degree College Multan, Pakistan, Pakistan
In Pakistan Journalism is a challenging profession where the female have less encouraged being a journalist. Recent time in Pakistan encouraging females to work outside of home. The objective of the study is to find out the challenges faced by female journalist in their professional environment. The descriptive study was carried out from 01-01-2017 to 30-06-2017 in District Multan Pakistan. The population of the study was all female journalists working in different media houses in Multan District. These females were belonging to different media houses and working as anchor, producer, editor, reporters and feature writer. Questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection from 51 female’s journalists through purposive sampling. Data was analyzed by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 19.0 version software. The results of the study showed that female journalists faced unreasonable treatment, harassment by male colleagues and job insecurity as the common reason that make them to give up the profession. Female journalist faced different kind of discrimination on the bases of their physical appearance, age, during pregnancy and in motherhood. Their presence in media not easily accepted by the society because in many areas of Pakistan media has not considered a respectable and suitable career choice for female. Journalism related organization such as press club is approached and persuade to pay more attention to women’s problems. Government must be more active for solving the female journalist’s problems, issues and fields.