HU School of Media Studies hosts a Guest Lecture on: American Investigative Journalism Agents for Democratic Change.

HU hosts a Guest Lecture on Democratic Change.
HU hosts a Guest Lecture on Democratic Change.

26.06.2012. Investigative journalism is a form of journalism. The basic aim and focus of an investigative journalist is to reveal crime, corruption or wrongdoing. For that sake, the investigative journalist has to consume a lot of time in order to find out the true and authentic information and facts. He/She utilizes multiple strategies and tools to unfold the hidden realities e.g. analysis of documents, tax records, government reports etc. American Investigative Journalists are playing their part in revealing these veiled and concealed stories of the world. It also has an intense impact worldwide resulting in an improvement in the lives of the millions of people not only in the United States but throughout the world.

Realizing the significance of investigative journalism; Hajvery University (HU) organized a seminar on it on Thursday, 17th May 2012 for HU Media Studies students Ms. Brinille Eliane Ellis was the Guest Speaker. She is a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and she is also presently serving as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore. The basic intention was to create awareness amongst the young students. The young scholars had profound interest in understanding such a serious and wide concept. Even they were greatly eager to know that how they can utilize their knowledge and skills to implement the concept of investigative journalism in their own society. They were enormously motivated to purify their society by eradicating all social and moral evils.

HU has a tradition of providing multiple opportunities to its excited and enthusiastic learners so they can show up their potential and they always fully utilize them. Students of HU maintained their attention and curiosity throughout the seminar. At the end, there was a questioning session. Students were fervent to ask questions. They inquired about Investigative Journalism from the guest speaker and also gave their willingness to play their role in transforming their