The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched a statewide series of training programmes to assist young and mid-career journalists in honing their craft.
The workshops will be held at Pakistan Information Centers, which were established by the Press Information Department (PID) to give specialized training to journalists, according to a press release.
Over 20 training workshops will be held in Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi, Muzaffarabad, and Gilgit-Baltistan to mentor journalists from print, electronic, and digital media on a variety of topics, the majority of which are related to modern trends and barriers in journalism.
The effort linked to the workshops by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received a resounding response from the journalistic community, as well as praise from numerous organizations, including the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.
The series of training seminars is being expanded not only to major cities, but also to outlying regions of the country, including Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and remote sections of Punjab, so that journalists living in these areas can benefit as well.
These workshops have been invited to distinguished journalists, industry insiders, and faculty members from several university mass communication departments.
The Pakistan Information Center will also offer training classes on vital topics such as investigative journalism, digital publishing authenticity, false news, and documentary-making in the coming days.
A two-day training programme titled “News Authenticity and Countering Fake News and Anti-State Propaganda” will commence on December 28 at Islamabad’s Information Service Academy.
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