A training workshop was organized for the working journalists of Sahiwal press club on the topic of countering disinformation in the digital age and the use of the right to access information at the press club Sahiwal.
“ press club is a house for journalists and we really appreciate this initiative of organizing capacity-building workshops for the journalists based in small cities and the doors of Sahiwal press club are always open for learning and sharing knowledge, Javed Iqbal, President of the press club said in opening remarks.
Journalists from print and electronic media attended the event and take full part in different activities with trainers. Using digital devices as journalists is a big responsibility of journalists as news spreads very fast and we have v short time to decide whether we have to file the news or verify it first, Saleem Kathiya, a participant express his thought.
Ashraf Shareef, editorial editor of 92 news interacts with a journalist on the topic of covering news in crisis and how to counter missed information. He describes different techniques which journalists can use to verify the news. Ashraf also assign an activity to identify the real and fake news just to give participants a sense of understanding the fake and real news.
The session was focused on the new terms and techniques which can help journalist to strengthen them in this digital era.
“ in natural disasters, we have the enormous responsibility to first check the facts and data and then file / on-air the news. Mainstream media sometimes on-air different news just because of rating which hurt society, sidra Ghayas express her thoughts during this session.
Salman Malik, president of PFUC highlights the constitutional rights of journalists and how the Right to excess to information can strengthen the journalists and make news credible. He also empowers journalists. He also tells the ways and mechanisms of filling the right to information request.