A journalist today has a lot to cover. Yes! This a lot statement hides in it a wide plethora of events ranging from what goes in our everyday lives to the on goings of the corporate world to the country’s ups and downs and all what that keeps a country going. This is all what makes a journalist’s mind a stream of events.
Gone are the days when journalists were assumed as those carrying out a 9-5 job because neither the happening was much and thus not much got covered? A journalist is not just a mere worker that pens down events onto a white paper but a social athlete that keeps his mind and body active than others along with the hawk eye view scrutinizing even the slightest of events. He absorbs the events systematically, analyses them and paints the canvas of news paper with his shade of colorful events.
But life of a journalist where on one end seems so versatile, on the other hand faces the threats at the cost of their profession. Today if a journalist is strong enough to penetrate even to the minutest mishaps going around, at the same time he faces deadly consequences when exposes the evil and the evil doers.
Quite the contrary, a journalist never confines himself when facing such consequences. Because he assumes itself one of the most potential sources in town that aware its people.
Considering Pakistan specifically, it has been listed as the second most dangerous country for journalists, where a large number of serving journalists were put to death at the cost of exposing reality.
A journalist indeed carries the risk of his death every second in our country. But according to me they stand at the highest level of respect as without them we would have never been able to know what was actually going outside our house premises.