Workshop on ‘building capacity of health journalists on reporting disasters’ held

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The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, will organize a one-day National Training Workshop entitled, “Building Capacity of

Health Journalists on Reporting Disasters Triggered by Natural Hazards and Human Activities” on Thursday (19th January).All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) President Mr. Sarmad Ali will deliver a key note in the workshop, which is scheduled to be held during 10AM to 03:30PM.

Spokesman of the The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS),, University of Karachi, said on Wednesday that the seminar was being organized jointly by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), the Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN), UK, Sindh Innovation Research Educational Network (SIREN), and ICCBS, University of Karachi.

The spokesman said, “One of the objectives that the workshop owns is to enhance the capacity of media professionals in terms of good quality reporting.”

The seminar will also be addressed by distinguished speakers including President All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS)  Mr. Sarmad Ali, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Wasay, Secretary PAS Karachi Chapter, Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita, the Founding President of the Avoidable Deaths Network, Prof. Dr. Nibedita S. Ray Bennett, Associate Professor in Risk Management, University of Leicester, UK, Mr. Waqar

Bhatti, Special Correspondent Health, The News International and Geo News, Dr Aditya Ghosh of University of Leicester, and Dr. Nimra Iqbal of Avoidable Deaths Network.