The Role of Local Press in Creating Environmental Awareness in Balochistan

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Homer Jan

Abstract

This study explores the role of environmental journalism by
the local press in Balochistan in creating awareness
regarding environmental issues. The researcher applied the
Qualitative content analysis to investigate the content of two
leading local newspapers (Daily Jang Quetta and Daily
Intekhab Quetta). The research aims to explore how and to
what extent the two newspapers covered environmental
issues and to know the impact of coverage in creating
awareness about environmental issues such as
deforestation, pollution, and water crisis. By using the
purposive sampling, the researcher investigated mainly the
editorial page including Columns, Editorials, and Letters to
Editor published from April 2017 to March 2018. The
researcher analysing 48 items found that the local press in
Balochistan has covered the environmental issues very
rarely. The study concluded that the role of the local press
in creating awareness regarding environmental issues is
minimal. The study recommends that as Balochistan is
specifically under severe threat of environmental issues, the
local press must play its role in creating awareness and
highlighting the issues.


Key Words: Environmental Issues, Deforestation, Water Crisis, Pollution,
Local Press.

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Homer Jan. (2022). The Role of Local Press in Creating Environmental Awareness in Balochistan. Balochistaniyat - Annual Research Journal of Balochi Academy, 11, 201–215. Retrieved from https://balochistaniyat.balochiacademy.org/index.php/journal/article/view/87
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