'Use of authentic information most valuable tool for journalists' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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‘Use of authentic information most valuable tool for journalists’

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Nisar Khuhro, the Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy, while emphasising on the importance of information management, termed access to authentic information as the most valuable tool for a journalist.

He was addressing a certificate distribution ceremony of participating journalists in 2-day media training workshop on Information Management. It was organised by the Skill Development Committee of Karachi Press Club, in collaboration with iMMAP, partner organisation of the USAID.

While appreciating the live demonstration of the IM Tools, he was of the view that in order to establish a corruption-free society and good governance, access to information played a fundamental role, and in this regard, international organizations were always welcomed to join hands with the public sector.

Shams Keerio, Joint Secretary of Karachi Press Club, thanked the chief guest, organisers and participants who made this workshop successful.

“We all have to work jointly and cooperate with each other in sharing and managing the information in critical situations,” he said while discussing the recent natural disaster in Sindh.

He informed that during the workshop, not only the latest online tools, prepared by iMMAP with the support of the USAID, were introduced but also the journalists shared their experience in reporting
natural disasters.

The participants showed their keen interest in the disaster-focused IM tools, particularly in DEARSIR.PK,SRFPAKISTAN.PK and OASISPAKISTAN.PK.

The positive role of Project in charge of Skill Development Committee, Nasir Ejaz and his team was also acknowledged.

The education minister said a common man must also benefit from such initiatives and offered his full support to organise such workshops in future.

He later distributed certificates to participating journalists and presented Sindhi Ajraks to the iMMAP team for conducting the workshop.

A large number of media representatives have attended the ceremony and for next workshop, “Disaster Information Management for Media” was proposed.

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