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PPF Journalism Training workshop, Dina

Date: March 29-31, 2004
Location: Dina,

Dina is an industrial town, on the national highway linking Lahore with Islamabad. It has a population of 30,000 and is an important market for local industrial and agricultural products. Dina is also a gateway to Azad Kashmir. Important Azad Kashmir landmarks like Mangla Dam and town of Mirpur are only a couple of hours drive from Dina.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a Journalism Training Workshop at a local hotel. The 34 participants of the workshop included 25 men journalists and 9 women consisting of social workers, teachers and other educated women. The participants demonstrated remarkable awareness of social, political and economic issues and displayed keen interest in the workshop.

The PPF media trainers team consisted of Mr. Fazal Qureshi, Chief Editor Pakistan Press International (PPI) and Vice Chairperson PPF, and Raja Naubahar, PPI correspondent in Jhelum, who acted as organizer of th
e workshop.

Participants were taught definition of news, news writing principles, concept of inverted pyramid, principles of five Ws and one H. Each lecture was followed by an open exchange of questions and answers covering a wide range of issues relating to local social conditions.

At each step, participants were given practical exercises. The other main subject of workshop was lecture on writing articles, features and letters-to the- editor. At the end of the day, participants were given assignments.

The closing session was presided over by Mr. Mian Naeem Bashir, Director KDC who distributed certificates among participants. In his brief remarks the Chief Guest praised the workshop and highlighted its importance. He expressed the view that more such workshops should be organized in Jhelum district. At the end, participants filled evaluation forms and gave valuable suggestions regarding such workshops.

List of Participants
Name
Designation
Organization
Mr. Hafiz Asil Ali
Correspondent
Daily Pakistan
Mr. M. Najeeb KHattak
Correspondent
Daily Insaaf
Mr. Abid Ali
Correspondent
Weekly Chanab
Mr. Raja Mohammad Saeed
Correspondent
Daily Pakwattan
Dr. Syed Amir Ali Naqvi
Correspondent
Weekly Jhelum Mail
Mr. Rafaqut Haddiri
Correspondent
Weekly Jarga
Mr. M. Shahazad Ali Mirza
Correspondent
Sada-e-Muslim
Mr. Akmal Chaudhry
Correspondent
Nawa-i-Waqt
Mr. Amjad Sethi
Correspondent
Khabrain
Ms. Nighat Yasmeen
Correspondent
Weekly Press Gallery
Mr. Jhangeer Mirza
Correspondent
Sada-e-Muslim
Ms. Iffat Bokhari
Mr. Mohammad Lala Shah Bukhari
Ms. Sumaira Bukhari
Mr. Syed Sher Ali Bukhari
Lawyer
Ms. Khalida Khan
Activist
Aurat Foundation
Mrs. Riaz Abid
Member
Aurat Foundation
Mr. Tariq Mehmood Chaudhry
Correspondent
Jhelum News
Mr. Mazhar Iqbal Chaudhry
Correspondent
Jhelum News
Mr. Syed Anjum-ul- Hasan
Correspondent
Jhelum News
Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed
Reporter
Business Time – Islamabad
Mr. Mian Abid Siddiqui
Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Mughal
Correspondent
Daily Asass
Mr. Kashif Chaudhry Pakistan Tobacco Company
Mr. Sa’ad Fazalur Rehman Pakistan Tobacco Company
Mr. Raja Sajid Nawaz
Correspondent
Al Muslim News
Mr. Sajid Modi
Correspondent
Daily Times
Mr. M. Ilyas Khokhar Press Club Dina
Mr. Syed Ali Naqi
Correspondent
Daily Ausaf — Islamabad
Mr. Anjum Sultan Shahbaz
Writer
Jhelum News
Ms. Memoona Rashid
Ms. Afshan Bibi
Ms. Fehmeena Chaudhry
Ms. Naeema Kausar

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