Print Media Coverage of Women Issues; National and Regional Newspapers of Sindh and the International Perspective
Being the fourth pillar of society, media has the responsibility to highlight all the existing issues of society. Women are an integral part of our society and their ratio is continuously increasing in our population. Despite having an equal population ratio, they are facing numerous difficulties in daily routine and those issues are not being highlighted seriously in our media. Due to this, the women in our society suffers a lot. This study aims to find out and compare the coverage by the media to the issues of the women by the National and Regional Newspapers in Sindh and the international perspective related to coverage of women issues. For data collection purpose, three leading newspapers have been selected and previous international researches have been studied to get a clear global perspective. The selected Newspapers includes two national newspapers i.e. Daily Dawn and Daily Jang and one newspaper of regional level that is Daily Kawish. The nature of study is quantitative. For analyzing and collecting data, content analysis and comparative methods have been selected. In this regard the time period of one year has been chosen to collect the data which is from July 2015-June 2016. The most significant finding of this study is that regional newspaper is leading over national newspapers in terms of coverage and space of selected women issues.