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Hamari Tarraqui, Hamari Awaz

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Training on radio journalism

The five-day training on radio journalism conducted by Uks Research Centre – an Islamabad-based NGO productively concluded on 8th November 2007. The training was conducted as part of Uks’ continued effort to improve journalistic standards, promote issue-based programming and investigative journalism in the Pakistani media.

This training is part of an eight-month project to promote issue-based radio journalism on the themes of women’s political participation and their role in development and democracy and related gender issues in the media. The project is being supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US-based organization.

This training programme was organized to enable a team of six producers-two each from Rawalpindi, Hasanabdal and Bahawalpur to produce a ten-part radio series called Hamari Taraqi, Hamari Awaz (Our Development, Our Voice) which will be aired through nationwide FM channels. Each trainee team comprised one male and one female. Ms. Saira Noreen and Mr. Adeel Javed from Campus Radio, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Mr. Shakeel Awan – lecturer, Allama Iqbal Open University and Ms. Marium Kiani – reporter, Dawn from the Islamabad/Rawalpindi region and Ms. Shehla Nazmeen, Presenter and Mr. Shoukat Ali, Program Manager / Producer from Sunrise FM 97 Hassanabdal attended the training.

The Five-day training was a combination of theory and practice and included sessions at the Uks studio in Islamabad and field work in public areas like Shakarparian and Islamabad Zoo on a variety of topics on the theme of Women, Democracy and Development. The trainers imparted technical skills like using a mini-disk recorder and microphone, investigative reporting methods, cue and scriptwriting techniques, guidelines and principles for editing, interviewing and recording techniques, the art of effective presentation, using and integrating vox pops, abbreviating interviews and clips from printed material and ethical guidelines of radio journalism.


Trainers

Ms. Tasneem Ahmar, Director and Executive producer- Uks
Mr. Wussatullah Khan, Senior producer- BBC Urdu Service
Mr. Asif Farouqi, Correspondent - BBC Urdu Service
Ms. Rukhsana Mussarat, Senior Radio Producer - Uks
Ms. Saadia Haq, Radio Producer and project coordinator - Uks