Proper training for safety of Journalists direly needed

Training Workshop

Staff Reporter

Speakers at a training workshop said that Pakistan is considered one of the most dangerous country for media professionals in the world, where proper training for the safety of journalists is direly needed.
They stated this at the two days training workshop for Lahore based journalist at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Saturday.
The workshop is arranged by Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), with an aim to improve reporting on education-related issues and capacity strengthening of journalist.
The workshop will also provide a suitable frame for journalist to exchange experiences and discuss various approaches for increasing the news coverage.
Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, PMAS-AAUR was the chief guest at the inaugural session along with Director General, PHEC Dr. Shahid Sorya, while more than 20 journalists are attending this training.
Those who addressed the participants were included Anchorperson Matti-UllahJan, Umer Cheema and Ummul Baneen Mirza. They delivered lectures on media ethics, reporting accuracy, investigative reporting techniques, Digital Journalism and the safety of journalists.
They stressed the importance of neutrality and keeping credibility intact while reporting on sensitive issues.
They also talked about how a journalist can used impartial data in their stories and the latest trend in reporting, data journalism, tools and discuss to enhance their skills in finding data and getting information out of governments.

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