Media Training and Research Centre(MTRC) completed a 5-day training workshop for 12 aspiring citizen journalists (January 14-18, 2019), including four females, at the Department of Media & Communication Studies, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST).
The participants included students and fresh graduates from various faculties, socially engaged citizens, and Media House mentees of previous trainings. The training will enhance the skills of the participants in blogging, writing / reporting online and using social media for the purpose whereas the training includes Technical and Multimedia Skills for these platforms.
The capacity building activity will enhance the skills of the trainees to write about society and community issues in their broadcasted/ published journalistic products. Mentoring of citizen journalists selected from the training will be done to improve their journalistic products while doing stories on various platforms.
The activity is being undertaken with the sponsorship of DW Academy and the collaboration of the Department of Media & Communication Studies, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST).
The activity is part of a series of five similar trainings to train 60 aspiring citizen journalists in Kohat, Swat, Malakand, Mansehra, and Gilgit Baltistan. All these training are planned to be delivered at local universities with their active collaboration: