Panama Papers are almost a set of 11.5 million
documents that were leaked privately. This study
contributes to the impact that media poses in changing the opinion of
individuals over issues, events or news. The information was collected
through survey methodology in which the researcher divided the
University students into 5 categories from whom the information was
collected; these categories included Arts, Natural Science, Engineering,
Agriculture and Social Science. The sample selected for the research was
300 respondents from these categories, and 60 students were chosen
through Systematic sampling from every category from whom the
information was collected; the study findings show that most of the
students of Bahauddin Zakariya University were familiar with the
Panama leaks issue and got to know about it through social media. The
study also finds that among the students who are aware of Panama
leaks, many of them believe in the credibility and veracity of the issue.
In this study, the Pearson Chi-squared test indicates there is a
correlation between people perception about the veracity of Panama
Leaks and their trust in the explanation provided by the Shareef family.
1-Chaudhary Husnain Yousaf : MPhil Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjan, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Imran : Lecturer Journalism, Government Degree College, Qadir Pur Ran, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Syed Shah Zaib Naqvi : MPhil Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjan, Pakistan.
Nawaz Shareef, Panama Leaks, University, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Students, University