CEJ hosts US-sponsored Citizen Journalism Program in Karachi
Karachi: Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) hosted a
five-day Citizen Journalism Program from May 8 -12, 2017 in
Karachi that brought together 40 Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN)
alumni. Most of the alumni were young professionals representing
all twelve national chapters of PUAN.
The five-day residency program was sponsored by the US government.
The trainers who conducted various sessions during the event included: Afia Salam, Naween Mangi, Kamal Siddiqi, Farahnaz Zahidi, Sabin Agha, Farah Kamal, Ovais Jafar, Farieha Aziz, Abrar ul Hassan, Badar Alam, Bilal Ahmed, Sadia Khatri, Dr. Awab Alvi, Advocate Zahid Ebrahim, and Sadaf Khan.
A panel discussion on future of media in Pakistan was attended by Wusatullah Khan, Shayan Naveed and Gibran Peshimam.
In the closing ceremony of the Citizen Journalism Program, Consul General Grace Shelton encouraged Pakistani alumni to continue to stay involved in these types of activities.
Addressing the audience at CEJ, Consul General Shelton noted: “Journalism matters and the stories journalists tell can influence social norms and affect policy...I strongly encourage you to use what you have learned this week and share it with your communities.”
Certificates of completion were distributed among the participants at the end of the residency program.