October 2018

Basics of Editing Workshop and Test

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism and the British High Commission held the last Basics of Editing Workshop leading up to a standardized test and certification. Mr. Nizamuddin Siddiqui, working for Dawn newspaper, was the trainer.

After the course, a standardized test on Basics of Editing was held on October 16, 2018. Twenty-three mid-level journalists and students appeared for the test.

Media Skills Development Workshop with Engro Energy

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) held a two-day ‘Media Skills Development Workshop’ for six company executives of Engro Energy Limited on October 12 – 13, 2018. The main trainer for this workshop was anchorperson and media trainer Najia Ashar. The co-trainer for this workshop was Director CEJ Kamal Siddiqi.

Humanitarian Reporting Workshop

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism collaborated with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) to conduct a three-day Humanitarian Reporting Workshop followed by dinner for journalists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The workshop was led by editor digital properties Samaa Mahim Maher.

Humanitarian Reporting Award

Following the three-day workshop on humanitarian reporting, the CEJ also held its annual Humanitarian Reporting Award 2018. The chief guest for the awards was Sindh Information advisor Murtaza Wahab. The winners and runners-up in each category are as follows:

Mainstream Broadcast Urdu:
Winner: Muhammad Husnain – Hum News
Runner- up: Raja Kamran- Neo TV
Mainstream Print and Online (Urdu):
Winner: Umer Daraz Nangiana –BBC Urdu
Runner- up: Islam Gul Afridi –Peshawar Today
Mainstream Print and Online (English):
Winner: Sabrina Toppa – Freelance Journalist
Runner- up: Rizwana Naqvi – Dawn

Backpack Journalism Workshop

The CEJ and the Karachi Press Club conducted a workshop on Backpack Journalism on October 22, 2018 at the CEJ. The trainers for this workshop were Prof. Craig Duff from Medill School of Journalism and MoJo trainer Ayaz Khan.

Basics of Reporting Workshop

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism conducted the last Basics of Reporting course, in collaboration with the British High Commission. Classes were conducted daily from 10 am to 4 pm, from October 22- 26, 2018. The trainer for the course was former Pakistan Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, Ms. Naween Mangi.