ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a national conference soon for developing media-academia collaboration to promote community-based research study and introduce new innovations in social sector that relevant to society’s overall development.
This was announced here by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while addressing a get-to-gather of University’s academic staff, department of Social Sciences, said spokesman of the University on Sunday. The theme of the conference will be Media in post modern time, he added.
It will be first-ever media conference, being organized at the University’s level for addressing community-related problems through joint efforts. Media practitioners and working journalists from print, electronic and social media will be invited for seeking their
professional input to achieve the goal of social development through
joint efforts. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui further said the media in the recent years
has emerged as most strong social institution that could help the educational institutions to disseminate their research findings among the relevant quarters for the society’s benefit.
AIOU, he said wanted to promote its basic role, creating and
constructing knowledge through research, with the support of relevant institutions, particularly the media.