RMNP distributes Basic Journalism Training Manuals

AhmedpurEast: Training manuals on the basics of journalism for district correspondents have been distributed among the members of Ahmedpur Press Club Ahmedpur East . Thanks to Daily Nawa-I-AhmedpurSharqia for its financial support for publishing this training manual’s fourth edition. Earlier its second and third editions were published with the support of UNESCO and Commonwealth Journalists Association respectively, while first edition was published by RMNP’s own resources.

Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) in collaboration with Ahmedpur Press Club organised a ceremony in the premises of Mehmood Park, where President RMNP Ehsan Ahmed Sehar delivered basic journalism training manuals among print media correspondents.

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Recipients of basic journalism training manuals lauded the efforts of Commonwealth Journalists Association,UNESCO,Daily Nawa-I-AhmedpurSharqia and RMNP for the provision of basic journalism training manual in different phases in different parts of South Punjab, which is instrumental in their daily reporting business. Participants requested the RMNP to organise more three-day Basic Journalism Training Programmes in future due to mushroom growth of journalists. It is pertinent to mention that earlier a total of 229 district correspondents, including 68 students of the Media Studies Department of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and 45 women journalists, benefited from a series of three-day capacity-building workshops organized by the Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) in conjunction with UNESCO during August 2011 to June 2012.Similarly 3x three days long basic journalism training workshops were organised by RMNP in collaboration with Commonwealth Journalists Association UK and UNESCO.One CJA backed workshop was run by British journalist, author and broadcaster Michael Griffin and Karachi based media expert ZiaulIslam Zuberi while UNESCO sponsored training was conducted by Dawn consultant and author Asif Noorani and others. More over RMNP trained 41 journalists in another basic journalism training session while 26 male and female journalists were benefitted in FES backed training course. RMNP distributed more than 1800 basic journalism books among dozens of press clubs, rural and semi-rural journalists, individuals, unions of journalists office bearers and students of mass com departments of Islamia University Bahawalpur.

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