Yahya Sahil Reki
Quetta: Two-Day workshop titled “Capacity building Workshop for Journalists of Balochistan” concluded in Quetta Press Club, on Wednesday.
Workshop was held with collaboration of Pak-US Alumni Network (PUAN) and Monthly Balucea Magazine which was attended by local journalists of online and print media.
Saleem Shahid, Bureau Chief of Dawn Newspaper, said while addressing the participants “Its duty of a journalist to raise awareness about education in society and guide the people.” He continued “It is our responsibility to publish right information.”
Its duty of a journalist to raise awareness about education in society and guide the people – Saleem Shahid
Hammad Ullah Siapad President of Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) told the participants that self-security is most important during journalistic work. “Now a day’s all channels have shifted towards rating and they don’t care for their workers but rating is important for them,” He lamented.
Mir Behram Baloch, Editor of Balucea Magazine and organizer of the workshop, said that Online Media is developing in all over the country and unfortunately it is very backward in Balochistan. “It is very important to take care of consent, Conflict of interest, and reliability check during online journalism,” he added.
Gul Khan Naseer Baloch President PUAN Quetta Chapter said “PUAN is providing different training workshops, internship programs in which professionals can participate.” He announced that PUAN is going to organize English-Language classes for students at Quetta which will be fully funded by U.S State Department.
Online Media is developing in all over the country and unfortunately it is very backward in Balochistan – Mir Behram Baloch
Abid Mir, editor of Haal Hawal, said that the all reporters and contributors of online newspapers are working voluntarily for the welfare of Balochistan and face a lot of problems during work. He further added that after the Cyber Crime Bill it has become must for online journalists to work with extra care.
Humera Karim, Journalist from Islamabad, said that exposures visits are most important for young journalists to enhance their talent for good and safe work.” She further told the participants that Capacity building and training workshops must be conducted for online journalists as well.
Yousaf Ajab Baloch, Editor-in-chief of Balochistan Point, gave a presentation on the history of Online Journalism and Online Newspapers of Balochistan. “There are just 3 English Online Newspapers in Balochistan namely Balochistan Point, Baloch Hal and Balochistan Voices which are working for development in province.”
Zafar Baloch, Finance Secretary of Quetta Press Club and correspondent for Express Tribune, said that there is no structure for Online Newspapers. He advised “Try to write down a draft and apply for membership of Quetta Press club and BUJ to avail facilities for your contributors.”
At the conclusion Saleem Shahid and Gul Khan Naseer Baloch distributed certificates among the participants.
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