Workshop on digital media reporting concludes
PESHAWAR: A two-day training workshop on digital media reporting and verification for journalists concluded here on Thursday.
The Press Information Department (PID), Peshawar, and Pakistan Information Centre organised the workshop for enhancing the professional skills of journalists in the field of digital media reporting and verification.
Speaking at the inaugural session, PID deputy director Romana Asad Khan highlighted the importance of organising training workshops for grooming journalists.
She said media persons should adapt to the requirements of the modern era and use modern technology to ensure giving timely, purposeful and accurate news to the public.
Dr Faizullah Jan, chairman of Journalism Department at the University of Peshawar, said that with the advancement of communication technology, journalism had evolved from a centralised to decentralised profession where consumers of media had also become producer of news and other content.
However, Dr Jan said that this had also led to spread of fake news. He emphasised that journalists need to learn how to use modern technology to effectively perform their professional duties and at the same time counter fake news.
PID, Peshawar, director general Ashfaq Ahmad Khalil also spoke on this occasion. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is organising training workshops for journalists in different areas of the country, including Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi, Gilgit-Baltistan and others, through its regional PID offices and the Pakistan Information Centre.