Karachi (U.S Consulate) – The U.S. Division of State and the Worldwide Middle for Journalists (ICFJ) launched a coaching seminar for 150 alumni of the U.S.-Pakistan Skilled Partnership in Journalism program on the Institute for Enterprise Administration (IBA) Metropolis Campus in Karachi. U.S. Consul Basic Karachi Brian Heath opened on the new Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) the three-day occasion, which is able to function worldwide trainers, panelists, and keynote audio system overlaying points associated to journalism ethics, digital media, and investigative reporting.
“Applications just like the U.S.-Pakistan Skilled Partnership in Journalism create understanding and construct bridges between our two international locations. They permit Pakistani journalists to see how their American counterparts cowl the information. After they return dwelling, the change guests can use the abilities they’ve discovered to additional develop Pakistan’s vibrant media,” stated Consul Basic Brian Heath.
The three-day seminar is the primary main public occasion hosted by the CEJ, a U.S.-funded institute devoted to offering skilled, interactive programs on cutting-edge media improvements for Pakistani journalists. On the Centre, U.S. and Pakistani college supply coaching in investigative journalism, multimedia reporting, social media engagement, journalism ethics, digital and bodily safety, and knowledge journalism.
The U.S. authorities invests an estimated $40 million yearly on change packages for Pakistani residents, sending greater than 1,300 members to U.S.-sponsored change packages in the USA. The U.S.-Pakistan Skilled Partnership in Journalism program has introduced practically 200 Pakistani journalists to the USA for one-month skilled exchanges since 2011. This three-day seminar additionally consists of shows from members of the Pakistan U.S. Alumni Community (PUAN) on their group service and networking actions throughout the nation. PUAN, among the many largest alumni networks on the planet, is comprised of greater than 15,000 college students and professionals who’ve participated in U.S. authorities sponsored exchanges.