On 19th November 2020, the eighth session of the Online internship Program, “Evolving China in the Modern World” was held. This internship program is initiated jointly by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad, and the Communication University of China, Beijing.
The theme for the eighth session was the "Role of Modern Media in contemporary International Relations”. The session was conducted by Dr. Zarmina Baloch, Member Board of Experts, CGSS and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Islamia College University of Peshawar.
Dr. Zarmina Baloch gave a comprehensive presentation on the topic. She highlighted that the media plays a major role in the world we live in as it controls and shapes public opinion.
Explaining Media’s Role in International Relations, she stated that the political importance of media can be evaluated in a variety of ways. Global media has created a global village that plays a significant part in shaping the perceptions of citizens.
Dr. Zarmina Baloch also explained that international politics has shifted from geographical and physical levels to cultural and communication levels with modern media playing a crucial role in perceptions and image-making.
The session was moderated by Ms. Palwasha Nawaz, Deputy Director, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future, Communication University of China, Beijing, China, and Project Executive, CGSS. Notably, scholars and students from across Pakistan, China, and Tanzania have enrolled in this internship program to learn more about China.