Interview with Imtiaz Gul

Author: Imtiaz Gul
Publication Year : 2021

You have been associated with PTV and have expertise in that area. You have also worked with international state channels like DW (Deutsche Welle), what do you think are the reasons behind the downfall of PTV as a channel? Is this due to financial constraints or the intense interference of the Government?

One big reason behind this is that PTV remains mired in the way state broadcasters, national broadcasters, evolved during the cold war. Which was more of a propaganda for the government as it worked as a propaganda agent for the state. So, unlike the voice of America and deutsche welle (DW), who were also propaganda organs, but they did all of the work very professionally. For instance, they focused a lot of cross verification of information before broadcasting anything.