Prize distribution ceremony for the second and third batch students of the three months certificate course on Development Journalism was held at the Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Hall of the University of Peshawar. The course is being jointly organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication UoP in collaboration with GiZ and the FATA Secretariat. Dean Faculty of Management and Information Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Qayyum was the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. Director General Project FATA Secretariat Muhammad Zahir Shah, Head programme of the FATA Development Project Mr. Ryan Glassna was also present on the occasion. Student Muhammad Imran stood first in the second batch students while Wajidullah Shahid and Ashrafuddin got second and third position respectively. Amongst then third batch students Syeda Sana Ali Shah got first position. Fasiha Shareef and Amirullah grabbed second and third position in the certificate course. Forty five students which included working journalists comprising FATA correspondents and District reporters were trained in the three batches of the Development Journalism Course, said Chairman Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Prof. Dr. Altafullah in his introductory remarks in the event. He added that the objective of the programme was to equip the journalists with latest trends in the field and most importantly fill the gap between the theory and practical side of the profession. Dr. Altaf viewed that renowned Journalists and experts of the field of Journalism were involved as resource persons in the programme to attain the desired objective.
Development Journalism would help the media practitioners in evaluating the pace of development work in different areas especially the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, said Dean Dr. Abdul Qayyum. He added that media persons should work with responsibility and make efforts for peace building in the region through their objective reporting.
Source: The Frontier Post.