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130 Afghan journalists trained on story pitching

130 Afghan journalists trained on story pitching

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23 Jun 2024 - 10:26
130 Afghan journalists trained on story pitching
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23 Jun 2024 - 10:26

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Scores of Afghan journalists in exile have been trained on story pitching and freelance journalism in Pakistan.

A training workshop was organised for Afghan journalists living in exile across Pakistan. A total of 130 Afghans took part in the workshop.

A collaborative effort between Journalists for Human Rights (Canada) and Karpohan Organisation, the training was conducted online and hosted separately at the National Press Club in Islamabad and Peshawar.

Senior journalist Zahir Shah Shirazi, who led the training sessions, offered in-depth insights into effective story-pitching techniques.

Afghan journalists were taught how to develop compelling story ideas and pitch them to both local and international media outlets.

As many as 130 male and female Afghan journalists took part in the event, which underlined practical approaches to story pitching, detailing essential characteristics and priorities that resonate with media networks globally.

Shirazi went on to shine a light on key aspects of freelance journalism. He detailed strategies and shared with participants tips that could help them navigate their careers amidst challenging circumstances.

Qamar Yousafzai, the central president of the Pak-Afghan Journalists Forum, attended the training as an observer.

He spoke about the significance of the online training for Afghan journalists in Pakistan, highlighting its role in enhancing their understanding of modern journalistic practices and freelance journalism.


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