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Hamari Tarraqui, Hamaray Masail

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Training on radio journalism

Uks conducted an in-house training of a team of radio producers on November 18, 2007. The training was to kick start work on a series of radio programs on successful but little known women entrepreneurs. The programs are to be broadcasted by different FM channels on International Women’s Day 2008.

These radio programs are funded by the British High Commission and aim to strengthen the awareness, in Pakistan, of constraints in women’s development and topromote empowerment. The production will serve as an example to the media on how they can effectively report on these issues in the future. In the run up to the compilation of the actual programs, Uks conducted a baseline survey of 8 FM stations nationwide from 12 July-12 September. The gaps as well as favourable aspects of the coverage identified in the impact analysis that followed the survey have been studied and helped in determining the themes of the proposed programmes.


Ms. Manisha Aryal, Internews
Ms. Tasneem Ahmar, Director, Uks

The trainees included

Ms. Rafia Arshad, Freelance Radio Producer
Ms. Aisha Amir, Freelance Radio Producer
Ms. Maria Mushtaq, Freelance Radio Producer
Ms. Rukhsana Mussarat, Senior Radio Producer, Uks
Ms. Saadia Haq, Consultant Radio producer, Uks

The training session discussed oral testimonies, location-based features, sound integration, one-to-one interviews, research and investigative reporting techniques, using a mini-disk recorder and microphone, investigative reporting methods, guidelines editing and mixing, and ethical guidelines of radio journalism and use of latest state-of-the-art equipment in radio production.