Moderates hosts Marguerite H. Sullivan US Public Affairs and Communication Specialist

 


Moderates hosted an informal gathering where Marguerite H. Sullivan, US Public Affairs and Communication Specialist delivered an address on ‘Media freedom and Sustainable Democracy.’ Talking about the issue of negative media, she said, “Improvement in media’s role cannot be brought about by journalists alone. It’s crucial that civil society joins the media to carry forward a transition. And the emerging digital media is the channel for us all to get our voices across to others”.

 

The event, held under the auspices of the US Speakers’ Program, was coordinated by Dr. Elizabeth Colton, Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate General in Karachi. Expressing her views, Dr. Colton said “This opportunity has brought into discussion a whole lot of issues that we were all concerned about. The purpose of the US Speakers’ Program is to bring people from many areas of expertise to speak as independent Americans and Marguerite has done just that.’

 

Welcoming Marguerite Sullivan, Syed Jawaid Iqbal, Chairman Moderates, appreciated the US commitment to the essence of democracy and its efforts in helping developing nations such as Pakistan move towards a sustainable democratic system. Thanking the speaker and participants, he said “Such open exchange of ideas is essential for cultivation of values of tolerance and intercultural harmony and I am delighted to see the enthusiasm of our visionaries and youth as it heralds the onset of winds of change.”

 

Jawaid Iqbal also thanked Dr. Colton for her cooperation by providing an opportunity to host such an outstanding speaker to which Dr. Colton responded with assurance of her support in future.





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