While addressing the two-day training workshop on mobile journalism at the Information Service Academy, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, urged the journalist community to adapt to the modern-day requirements of journalism.
State-run media organizations integrate the modern-day requirements of journalism
The Information minister mentioned that the state-run organizations affiliated with the Ministry of Information that including; PTV, APP, and Radio Pakistan are taking steps to bring their reporters in line with modern-day requirements of journalism. Talking about the social media revolution, the minister highlighted the ways in which electronic and social media have changed, she was of the view that mobile journalism has garnered more importance as it has sped up the news coverage.
Mariyum appreciated the large number of women attending the two-day training workshop the minister also appreciated the role of women in mobile journalism. She said; “I am glad to see a large number of women in the mobile journalism training workshop as women were in no way behind male journalists. Women should be encouraged in every field.” The federal minister mentioned that it is the need of the hour to equip the ISA with modern technology as in 2018, their government created the entire curriculum of the Information Service Academy.
Virtual training of journalists
Mariyum Aurangzeb supported the virtual training of journalists in order to adopt the modern-day requirements of journalism. She said that there should be virtual training for the officers of the Ministry of Information and Pakistani missions abroad that will help them adopt the latest technology which is essential for the continuously evolving field of journalism. The closing ceremony of the two-day workshop was attended by Principal Information Officer Mubashir Hassan, Director General Information Service Academy Saeed Javed, press club officials, and a large number of journalists.