International Transaction Journal of Engineering,
Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.11(13) (2020)


    Muhammad Imran Khan, Noshina Saleem (Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, PAKISTAN Asghar Ullah Khan ),
    Asghar Ullah Khan (Department of Communication and Media Studies, Gomal University, PAKISTAN),
    Mian Hanan Ahmad (Faculty of Media and Communication Studies, University of Central Punjab, PAKISTAN).

    Disciplinary: Multidisciplinary (Migration and Mobility Studies, Media and Information Technology, Community & Social Change).

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    DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2020.247

    Keywords: IDP; Internal Migration; FATA; Media use; MSD; Perceived social change; Media system dependency; Socio-cultural changes.

    Media System Dependency (MSD) theory predicts the tripartite relationship between perceived social change (PSC) during crises, access, and availability of media and dependency on that media. Scholars have used this theory in the situation faced by migrants, but most of such studies in the past have focused on external migrants. There are very few studies focusing on the media use and dependency of internally displaced persons (IDPs) (internal migrants). Therefore, this paper tries to fill this gap by studying the relationship among the three constructs of the dependency theory in the situation of the IDPs displaced from erstwhile FATA of Pakistan. Data were collected using a closed-ended questionnaire. The findings suggested a positive relationship between the three constructs for television, radio, and newspapers. For social media, the relationship is positive when IDPs are interested in content related to home society. In the case of social media use for host society, the relationship was insignificant.

    Paper ID: 11A13A

    Cite this article:

    Khan, M.I., Saleem, N., Khan, A.U., Ahmad, M.H. (2020). MEDIA DEPENDENCY DURING INTERNAL MIGRATION: CASE OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN PAKISTAN. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11(13), 11A13A, 1-10.


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