September 2018

Basics of Reporting Test

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and the British High Commission (BHC) held the third Basics of Editing standardized test, on September 4, 2018 in Karachi. Twenty- three people appeared for the test. The results were announced on September 25, 2018.



Panel Discussion on “Learning to cope with the long- term effects of covering recurrent trauma as a journalist in Pakistan”

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) launched a free mental health counselling service for journalists at the Karachi Press Club on September 5, 2018. The Wellbeing Center was launched with a panel discussion on ‘Learning to cope with the long-term effect of covering recurrent trauma as a journalist in Pakistan’. The panelists were clinical psychologist Dr Asha Bedar, senior psychiatrist Dr Uzma Ambreen, Geo News director input Zahid Hussain, and Karachi Press Club president Ahmed Khan Malik. The session was moderated by editor digital properties Samaa TV Mahim Maher.



Communications Strategy Workshop

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism and Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) conducted a two- day workshop on “Communications Strategy” on September 6, 2018. The trainer for the workshop was editorial consultant for the Express Tribune Abul Hasanat. Guest speakers included digital marketing manager Nashit Munshi, Geo News reporter Muhammad Qaseem Saeed, freelance photojournalist Ayesha Mir, co- founder of Bolo Bhi Farieha Aziz, Right to Information Expert Dr. Syed Raza Gardezi, Director CEJ Kamal Siddiqi and lecturer CEJ Shahzeb Ahmed.



Business Reporting Workshop for Business Reporters

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism in collaboration with the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) conducted a one-day workshop on ‘Data and its significance in Business Reporting’ on September 26.