Role of Media in Political Polarization: Impacts on Democracy in Pakistan

Authors

  • Akash Arshad Lecturer, Institute of Humanities & Arts, Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Aqsa Iram Shahzadi Assistant Professor, Institute of Media and Communication Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Ali Hassan Ph. D Scholar, Institute of Media and Communication Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)27

Keywords:

Media, Political Polarization, Politics, Media Framing, Democracy

Abstract

In this study, the researcher recognized the underlying causes of polarization & extremism in Pakistan and their impact on Democratic Institutions and role of Media in this regard. This article explores the relationship of polarization with religious extremism and gives an insight on a variety of issues like intolerance and exceeding religious violence in Pakistan society. This is the mixed method approach by using content analysis and surveys. Polarization has a direct relationship with the negative development of religious extremism & also direct impact on democratic values, norms and institutions. This article argues that without tackling the issues of polarization & extremism, it is very difficult to become advance & modern nation. It ends with some suggestions to address the increasing polarization & extremism in the society.

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Published

2023-08-30

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How to Cite

Arshad, A., Shahzadi, A. I., & Hassan, A. (2023). Role of Media in Political Polarization: Impacts on Democracy in Pakistan. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(3), 296–311. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-III)27