Pakistan

Mar 162015

ICFJ offers six-week online course for Pakistani journalists on “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age”

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites Pakistani journalists with three to 10 years of professional journalism experience to apply for a six-week online course, “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age,” which will be held from April 8 to May 20, 2015. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 5, 2015.

During the six-week course, participants will learn to produce multimedia content, write and blog for the web, and effectively and ethically manage online communities that attract constructive, responsible dialogue with their audiences.

Rahma Hacks/Hackers

ICFJ Knight Fellow Rahma Mian hosts the first Hacks/Hackers Pakistan meeting. Photo courtesy of Rahma Mian

Jan 152015

Knight Fellow Rahma Mian on the Rapidly Changing Media in Pakistan

Media development consultant and ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Rahma Muhammad Mian is creating a citizen-engagement lab in Pakistan to support data-driven media projects.

Dec 302014

ICFJ VP of Programs Discusses Pros and Cons of New Technologies at VOA Urdu Town Hall

ICFJ’s Vice President of Programs, Patrick Butler, recently participated in Voice of America Urdu’s first Student Town Hall panel discussion, where he emphasized the importance of new and emerging journalism technologies but also stressed the value of traditional reporting practices.

The Town Hall discussion, “Digital Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities,” took place on Nov. 19 and featured several other media leaders from both the U.S.

Patrick VOA panel

ICFJ's Patrick Butler (middle) participates in a VOA Urdu panel discussion on digital journalism. Source: screen-grab from VOA Urdu video.

Dec 152014

U.S.-Pakistan Program Fosters Culture of Understanding, Accuracy in Reporting

The 77 Pakistani and 10 American journalists who participated in ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism program in 2014 were exposed to a different culture, helping to break down stereotypes and leading to more accurate reporting.

The Pakistani journalists spent three weeks immersed in one of 55 newsrooms in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Joe Little of San Diego’s KGTV interviews a Pakistani local.

Joe Little of San Diego's KGTV conducts an interview in Pakistan, as part of ICFJ's U.S.-Pakistan exchange program.

Dec 122014

From Asheville to Sacramento, Pakistani Journalists Share Stories with Local Communities

At the end of October, 17 journalists from Pakistan returned home after spending nearly five weeks in the United States on ICFJ’s U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism. After four days in Washington, D.C., the journalists completed fellowships at newspapers across the country. The fellows covered a variety of stories for their host media organizations – from Malala Yousafzai being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the start of the stone crab season in Florida.

The Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ)

Professional journalists participate in a short TV documentary production module at the CEJ in Karachi.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), have established the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan. The CEJ serves as a hub for the professional development, training and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals from all parts of the country. It also welcomes journalists from around the world to participate in its programs.