KARNAH: On World Journalism Day, a meaningful event unfolded at Karnah Youth Center, bringing together journalists, dignitaries, and army officers to delve into the dynamic landscape of journalism. The annual observance, held globally on November 17, serves as a platform to pay homage to journalists exemplifying integrity while addressing the concerns of the populace. The gathering specifically acknowledged and remembered those journalists who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Among the notable attendees were senior journalist Peerzada Sayeed, Tahir Quds ,:Waseem Baba Zubair Ahmed, Ishaq Mir, and Khushal Khawaja, each contributing their perspectives to the discussions. Peerzada Sayeed, a seasoned journalist, took the audience on a journey into the challenges faced by journalism in the past. He highlighted a time when effective communication systems were absent in Karnah, and the delivery of his articles to higher authorities relied on individuals traveling to Srinagar. Expressing gratitude, Peerzada sayeed credited All India Radio Doordarshan and the army for their pivotal role in addressing issues faced by Karnah. During periods of heavy snow, when conventional communication channels failed, the army’s Sterlite phone became a lifeline, ensuring that the concerns of Karnah reached higher authorities. Peerzada sayeed also touched upon the evolving demands of journalism in the present era. In a world inundated with news via social media, he emphasized the need for journalists to be unique and present isolated stories and reports instead of merely chasing breaking news. The core message was clear a journalist’s uniqueness should stem from a commitment to fairness, legitimacy, and adherence to facts.The ethical responsibility of journalists was underlined, especially in an age where information flows abundantly on social platforms. Peerzada sayeed stressed the importance of journalists being impartial, independent, and conducting thorough research before advancing any narrative against individuals. In essence, the event not only celebrated World Journalism Day but also served as a platform to reflect on the challenges and responsibilities embedded in the profession, emphasizing the role of journalism in societal progress and positive change.