Adnan Aamir, Editor of Balochistan Voices, successfully completed the digital security fellowship program of Reporters Without Borders Germany on 31st August.
The four-month fellowship program titled “Berlin’s Scholarship Program: Empowering Journalists in Digital Field on digital security” aimed to empower journalists to protect themselves from digital security threats in a world, which heavily relies on digital means of communications.
Adnan Aamir was the only journalist selected from Pakistan from out of 509 applicants all over the world when the call of applications was announced in February this year.
During the course of four months stay in Berlin, Germany, fellows learned advanced digital security tools and also held a two-day conference in which they trained the students of a German university. Apart from learning digital security fellows also visited media houses in Germany such as Deutsche Welle, Die Welt and Funke Media group.
Adnan also delivered a talk about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Mercator Institute of China Studies in Berlin. During his talk, he discussed the progress of CPEC in last four years and the impediments faced by this project.
Adnan Aamir founded Balochistan Voices online newspaper on 20th February 2016. He also covers politics, economy, and conflict as an independent journalist from Pakistan. He was also first ever practicing journalist from Balochistan to attend Chevening South Asian Journalism Fellowship in 2018 at university of Westminster London.
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