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FJWU workshop on journalism education

Rawalpindi–The Department of Communication Sciences at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi organized a well-attended workshop on “Development of Curricula for Journalism Education” on Tuesday. The workshop, arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) was aimed at developing a critical understanding in which media works and shapes the world.

Opening ceremony of the workshop was preceded with the recitation of Holy Quran. Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, Vice Chancellor FJWU, said that we need new knowledge to explore the world and its wisdom. She also gave overview about Fatima Jinnah Women University’s history and its achievements. As FJWU has successful history of collaboration with UNESCO and it has strong linkages with other national universities.

The chief guest of the opening ceremony Ms. Kozue Kay Nagata, Director UNESCO Islamabad welcomed all participants and members to share their knowledge and wisdom. She presented UNESCO’s mission that is a leading agency of United Nations in the world.

UNESCO Coordinator from Tehran, Mr. Arya Gunawan, addressed the participants and explained the activities in the Development of Journalism Education and objectives of the workshop. He observed that “There is a positive role of Media development in context of Post-conflict and post-disaster situations in the present scenario of the world” and added that freedom of expression was necessary for the media development and to make strengthen journalism, positive major activities should be done.

The organization focuses, in particular, in two global priorities; including attaining quality education for all and life-long learning, addressing emerging social ethical challenges and building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.
Source: Pakistan Observer
Date:4/13/2011