The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Pakistan has launched a series of training programs aimed at helping young and mid-career journalists improve their skills. The workshops will be held at Pakistan Information Centers, which were established by the Press Information Department (PID) to provide specialized training to journalists. Over 20 training workshops will be held in various locations across the country, including Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi, Muzaffarabad, and Gilgit-Baltistan, and will cover a range of topics related to modern trends and challenges in journalism.
The initiative has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the journalistic community, as well as praise from organizations such as the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The training workshops will be held not only in major cities, but also in more remote areas of the country, including Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and distant regions of Punjab, in order to ensure that journalists in these areas can benefit from the training as well.
The Pakistan Information Center will soon be offering a series of training courses for journalists, featuring input from distinguished journalists, industry experts, and faculty members from mass communication departments at universities. These courses will cover a range of important topics, including investigative journalism, digital publishing authenticity, false news, and documentary-making. On December 28th, the Information Service Academy in Islamabad will begin a two-day program titled “News Authenticity and Countering Fake News and Anti-State Propaganda”, which is scheduled to begin on the following day. These training opportunities will provide valuable guidance and professional development for journalists in Pakistan.
Overall, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s initiative is a welcome effort to help journalists in Pakistan enhance their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and challenges in the field. By offering training opportunities in various locations across the country, the ministry is ensuring that journalists from all regions have the opportunity to benefit from the program. By investing in the professional development of its journalists, Pakistan is taking an important step towards building a strong and effective media industry that can serve as a cornerstone of democracy and a free society.