Regulating Media in the Age of Pandemics: A Comparative Study of Pre and Post-COVID Approaches

Regulating Media in the Age of Pandemics

Authors

  • Nusrat Azeema Visiting Lecturer, BS Media and Communication Studies, Department of Social and Management Sciences at Abasyn University Islamabad campus
  • Nadia Khadam Assistant Professor, Law Department Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ali Assistant Professor / Incharge, Communication and Media Studies Department, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Pakistan

Keywords:

Media, Covid 19, Pandemic, Public Respons, media r egulations

Abstract

This study examines the COVID-19 related lockdown episodes. All that inspired negative self-relevant feelings, as people were fearful, uncertain, stressed and anxious to know more and more about this newly introduced epidemic. At that time, mass media came forward with the responsibility of informing, educating and making aware the people. Mass media have broadly covered COVID-19, giving data on the conceivable spread, malady indications, safeguards, and essential measures to contaminate the illness. Media at each level and each sort contributed to the mindfulness campaign against COVID-19. Nevertheless, people's responses were diverse within the lockdown days to contain the illness and after the lockdown towards the media substance and its messages. The overview strategy has been utilized to evaluate the focus on the public's reaction within the chosen populace, and a suitable factual strategy has been utilized to create comes about and conclusions. This study uses 417 survey responses, from which 75% of males and 25% of females were analyzed. Our study shows that during pre-lockdown time, media coverage was more focused on COVID-19 news, their precautions, SOPs' follow-up instructions, and current worldwide updates about covid-19 situation. In Pakistan, we observed that pre-lockdown time strictness is much different than post-lockdown.

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Published

2023-12-20

How to Cite

Azeema, N., Khadam, N., & Ali, M. (2023). Regulating Media in the Age of Pandemics: A Comparative Study of Pre and Post-COVID Approaches: Regulating Media in the Age of Pandemics. Academic Student Research Journal, 1(1). Retrieved from http://sppc.pk/index.php/asrj/article/view/7