Samaa TV has exposed itself once again while exposing other people in their vulnerable states. During a PTI press conference, as the PM Imran Khan supposedly spoke about putting marriage off for the foreseeable future, a woman discussing her personal matters with a friend was recorded by Samaa TV while in tears. The woman and her husband were greatly appalled by the situation and took the case to the public’s attention as they filed a complaint.
It was also reported by Samaa TV that the woman was crying because of exclusion from district elections. Unjustified approaches to the woman’s friend led to no concrete evidence for any of these false claims as she responded that it was indeed a personal matter and not up for display to the public.
This act of journalistic harassment has greatly stained the respect of the family and put the woman in a very embarrassing position in front of family and friends. The children are also facing disturbances at school by classmates due to the consequences of such a horrendous news report.
PEMRA issues show cause notice to Samaa for casting aspersions against Imran Khan and a female party worker pic.twitter.com/puq5o0yVeb
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) January 16, 2016
First, a woman was recorded in a state of vulnerability and then no such remorse was shown towards the woman nor her family. Such cases pertaining to the absence of journalism integrity not only harm people at a micro and macro level but also ward off people from having faith in these media outlets