Pakistani journalists to study US
WASHINGTON, March 30 2006: Journalists from Pakistan are among 29 newspersons from 100 countries who have been selected for a State Department-sponsored visit to observe the working of the US media and get an idea of American civil life.
The three journalists from Pakistan are: Muhammad Badar Alam and Syed Sabir Saeed Shah, both from The News, and Shaiq Hussain from The Nation.
The journalists will arrive next week for the inaugural Edward R Murrow Programme for journalists, named after the legendary American newsman and broadcaster. The journalists, representing television, radio, and print media from over 100 countries, will have the opportunity to examine journalistic practices in the United States through visits to both government institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Washington and several state capitals, along with campuses of seven leading American schools of journalism. The programme is the result of a collaborative effort between these schools of journalism and the Aspen Institute, which have contributed both expertise and resources.
Source: Daily Times