Denmark trains Pakistani journalists on disaster reporting
ISLAMABAD: The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) has as part of its support to Pakistani civil society, completed its first training programme for Pakistani journalists, where almost 20 journalists have been trained on how to collect data and to report on disasters through advanced use of social media.
The training programme included a two-week visit to Denmark. The programme has been designed and implemented by the Danish Embassy in Islamabad in joint collaboration with the Danish School of Media and Journalism — one of the most prestigious journalism educational institutes in Denmark.
Danish Ambassador to Pakistan, Uffe Wollfhechel, said that the government of Denmark initiated this training programme for Pakistani journalists as part of Danish support to enhance the media’s role in collecting factual data and reporting on socio-economic challenges in Pakistan as the country has since the past few years experienced a wave of natural disasters impacting millions of people.
Nils Mulvad, a renowned Danish journalist and also the trainer of the programme shared that the the participants carried out practical training in use of the newest tools in mobile and social media for covering disasters and other events.
The government of Denmark is contributing a total of $28 million, for democratic development, regional stability, human rights and gender equality in Pakistan.
Source: Daily Times