Four-day capacity-building workshop for Media Influencers conducted by Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) to promote peace and inter-religious harmony through different media platforms.
Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) conducted a four-day capacity-building workshop for Media Influencers from February 9-12, in Islamabad. The workshop aimed to capacitate a diverse group of Media Influencers representing print media, electronic media, and social media including male and female representatives of religious media on peace-building and media skills. The participants expressed a resolution to contribute to building peace, dialogue, and inter-religious harmony through diverse media platforms.
The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss various themes such as understanding the role of media, media ethics, critical thinking, understanding fake news and how to counter it, and debate of narratives and media. Participants were trained on enhancing their media skills on developing seed projects to promote peace and harmony in society. Prominent trainers and media personnel have joined the workshop as speakers including Azhar Hussain; President of Peace and Education Foundation, Khursheed Nadeem; Director of Religious Affairs at PTV, Naseem Zahra; Prominent Anchorperson, Sbookh Syed; Media Trainer, Umer Gilani; Advocate, Muhammad Hussain, an author and trainer, Rashad Bukhari; Muhammad Sameer, Digital Media Trainer and Ghulam Murtaza, Social Development Researcher and Director of PEF, Azam Khan; Contributor at BBC Urdu, Manzoor Kamran; Director Radio Pakistan and Awn Sahi Ishtiaq. The speakers highlighted the critical need to discuss various issues such as hate speech, intolerance, and violence and come up with remedies to overcome on these. Various workshop participants have expressed their views and considered a great initiative that increased their capacity as Media Influencers as well as designed strategies how for promoting peace and inter-religious dialogue and harmony through media platforms.