Workshop for print media ends -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Workshop for print media ends

KARACHI, March 20, (PPI): Speakers at the concluding session of a media training workshop titled “Women and Children in news” on Friday called for special attention to the issues relating to women and children in Pakistan.

The thrust of the arguments was that there was much room for the print media to highlight the role of women in social and economic development of society.

The two-week training workshop was organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation'(PPF) in collaboration with the Thompson Foundation, UK.

Speaking at the concluding session, a former information minister, Javed Jabbar, said an onerous responsibility lay on the working journalists to pinpoint issues relating to women and children of less developed areas in the country.

Owais Aslam Ali, general secretary of the PPF, said the main purpose of the workshop was to improve the professional skills of the working journalists.

Senior British journalist and conductor of the workshop, Julie McCreadie, said that by maximizing the participation of women in the workshop positive results could be yielded with a greater degree.

About 15 working journalists from different newspapers and newsmagazines took part in the workshop. They were given different topics to prepare reports on issues relating to women and children.

Source: Dawn

Date:3/21/1999