Journalism CSS Paper I 1992

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-1992
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Time Allowed: 3 Hrs. Max. Marks: 100
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks.
1. The Muslims of the Indo-Pakistan Sub-continent can boast of a rich heritage in free and fearless journalism. The mighty pens of Sir Syed, Muhammad Ali Johar, Hasrat Mohani, Maulana Zafer Ali Khan lifted the Muslim from the mire of decadence to a dauntless struggle for an independent state. Discuss.
2. The press serves as a permanent session of parliament. Discuss this in the context of the various phases of political life in Pakistan since independence.
3. Describe various mass communication media and the extent of their effectiveness in addressing the (i) urban elites, (ii) urban semi-literate masses, (iii) rural illiterate farmers, and (iv) rural opinion leaders.
4. Write brief notes on: i) Message ii) Channel iii) Destination iv) Noice v) Feedback
5. Why do think the “Decade of Reforms” of Ayub regime and the “White Revolution” of the Shah of Iran turned out to be a thoroughly counter-productive media project.
6. The modern technological developments have almost eliminated the geographical and political boundaries and the world has been reduced to a “global village”. Discuss.
7. Do you favour the concept of “Free Flow of Information” or support the demand for a “New Information Order”. Argue your case with examples.
8. “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets”, Napoleon is reported to have remarked. Elaborate with example.

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