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International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018 titled IPDC Talks “Good Laws and Practices for Open Societies”

Media House participated in International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018 titled IPDC Talks “Good Laws and Practices for Open societies” organised by UNESCO in Islamabad. Media House Team held a presentation on “Role of Youth as Right Holders in Promotion of Universal Access to Information (UAI)” especially in the context of SDGs. A stall was also put up by Media House to showcase its work including published materials for journalism and mass communication. The presentation was held by Dera Ismail Khan based Damaan TV which is an enterprise of students trained and mentored by Media House with sponsorship from DW Academy.

Student Teachers Dialogue at Bara Gali Campus September 16 -19, 2018

A Student Teachers Dialogue was organised by Media House with collaboration of the department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Peshawar from September 16 -19, 2018 at Bara Gali Campus. The Dialogue sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) aimed to engage university students, young teachers, and experts. The activity included student-teacher group works, experts lectures, question-answers and open discussions on the broad themes including issues of youth, their world view, intolerance and extremism, role of governance in realizing opportunities for youth.

The dialogue is a continuum and integrated insights gained from an earlier activity “Dialogue: Life at Campus” in 2017 to discuss and identify the reasons behind the radicalization of students of three universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province.

The Dialogue was attended by university students and young teachers from diverse faculties, professors, academics, and senior journalists. Prof. Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak of the Department of English and Applied Linguistics University of Peshawar and Prof. Dr. Faiz Ullah Jan of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Peshawar led three different session, whereas Mr. Aoun Sahi, Bureau Chief Channel 24 Islamabad and Mr Sabookh Syed Editor ibcurdu.com and Research Coordinator, University of Virginia USA held special lectures. The event was graced by a special lecture from Prof. Dr Qibla Ayaz Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology.

“Festival for Peace and Regional Convergence” by Media House on 12th September, 2018 Lok Virsa, Islamabad

Media House organized a peace festival titled “Festival for Peace and Regional Convergence” on 12th September, 2018 at Lok Virsa in Islamabad, in collaboration with Mediothek Afghanistan. The festival was part of the initiative “Youth Ambassadors in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan”. In addition to speeches by key speakers the festival had numerous activities depicting the culture of the three countries, including the intermingling of the youth from the three countries.

The festival was graced by H. E Mr Sherali Jononov, Head of the Tajikistan Mission in Islamabad and H. E Mr Shams Zardasht, Deputy Head of the Afghan Mission in Islamabad, representatives of German Embassies in Islamabad and Kabul Mr. Lorenz Strittmatter and Ms. Inga Tessendorf, Prof. Dr Qasim Jan former Vice Chancellor of University of Peshawar, Quaid e Azam University, and President Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Dr M. Salah Uddin Mengal, Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP), Mr. Hamid Zazai, Mr. Rasuli, and Mr Atif of Mediothek Afghanistan.

The event brought together government officials, Youth Ambassadors of Youth Ambassadors Program from the three countries, university professors, academics, civil society and media activists; journalists; representatives of youth groups; cultural experts, icons, and artists; university students and citizens.

The initiative seeks to establish strong civil society and people to people contacts and active regional networks through the promotion of effective communication between civic and media organizations, improving relations and creating understanding and trust between groups and institutions and providing a platform for introducing/promoting the cultures, arts and customs of the three neighbouring countries. The idea is that building strong youth networks, cultural exchange, tourism and collaboration in art will promote regional peace and harmony

Almost all the speakers recognized numerous commonalities and common grounds between the three countries in terms of regional history, culture, and heritage. Regarding the very close mutual proximity with Afghanistan and Tajikistan there is hardly any doubt or confusion on tapping opportunities offered by shared geography, history, culture for broad based mutual cooperation and warm brotherly relations. The relations between the three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, should be ideally based on shared interests, mutual respect and common desire to promote peace prosperity, stability and development in the region. It hardly needs repetition that the regional stability peace and prosperity of the three countries is dependent upon close broad based cooperation. Especially the young generation should be aware of the opportunities and challenges in this regard. Strong regional youth networks and connectivity in cultural exchange, art, and tourism will pave the way for regional peace and harmony.

Media House Youth Ambassadors visiting Kabul Afghanistan as part of social and cultural activities of Mediothek Afghanistan- Media House Youth Ambassador project

Media House Youth Ambassadors visiting Kabul Afghanistan as part of social and cultural activities of Mediothek Afghanistan- Media House Youth Ambassador project. The project integrates an array of activities including training, networking, and exposure of youth from the region. The activities underscore the role of youth in promotion of people to people social and cultural contacts between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Media House Youth Ambassadors visiting Ambassador, His Excellency, Zahid Nasrullah Khan at the Embassy of Pakistan In Kabul

Media House Youth Ambassadors visiting Ambassador, His Excellency, Zahid Nasrullah Khan at the Embassy of Pakistan In Kabul. The team is being led by Professor Dr Shahjehan Sayed. The team discussed the activities of Mediothek Afghanistan- Media House Youth Ambassador project and the role of youth in promotion of people to people contacts between the two countries.

Training workshop on “Mediation and Negotiation Skills” – 18-19 July 2018 – for 15 young students of various faculties and potential civil society and peace activists in City University Peshawar

Training workshop on “Mediation and Negotiation Skills” held from 18-19 July 2018 for 15 young students of various faculties and potential civil society and peace activists in City University Peshawar.

Led and facilitated by Young Ambassadors, Mr. Muhammad Zeeshan and Mr Maiwand shah, as the trainer and co trainer respectively, the training was conducted as part of the larger initiative “Young Ambassadors” by Media House Islamabad and Mediothek Afghanistan.

The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of young university students, civil society and peace activists in “Mediation and Negotiation Skills”.

Training workshop on Leadership Skills, July 2018 for young students of journalism, journalists, civil society and peace activists in Hyderabad.

Training workshop on Leadership Skills held from 13-14 July 2018 for 15 young students of journalism, journalists, civil society and peace activists in Hyderabad at Hyderabad club.

Led by Young Ambassador, Ms. Sanober as the trainer, the training was conducted as part of the larger initiative “Young Ambassadors” by Media House Islamabad and Mediothek Afghanistan.

The aim of the workshop was to build the capacity of young university students, civil society and peace activists in leadership skills

Pakistani Ambassadors at Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Leadership Skills for Young Ambassadors in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, held at Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on Leadership Skills for Young Ambassadors in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan held from 10th May to 12 May 2018 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The training was conducted by Mediothek Afghanistan in collaboration Tajik Mellat Daily.

Eighteen young ambassadors from the three countries participated in this training program. The participants included journalists, civil society and peace activists. With collaboration of Media House Islamabad five ambassadors participated from Pakistan. This TOT Leadership Skills Workshop is part of the larger initiative “Young Ambassadors in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan”. Led by Miss. Vanessa Basil from Lebanon as the trainer, the aim was to build the capacity of young university students, civil society and peace activists in negotiation, mediation, leadership and management.

The training series of mediation, negotiation and leadership is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Sessions in Progress by trainer Miss. Vanessa Basil

 

 

Training of local district correspondents and fresh graduates at Karak Press Club District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Asst. Professor Wajahat Karim, Communication & Media Studies, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak & Asst. Professor Zeeshan Qasim, Department of Journalism, Gomal University, DI Khan talking to participants.

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5-day training session (May 07-12) for 12 Local District Correspondents (DCs) and fresh graduates at Karak Press Club District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The training was based on available modern and practical skills and tools of technical and editorial skills of community journalism. The new skills are expected to improve the quality of their journalistic products and strengthen the voice of local communities. The activity was collaborated with the local press clubs, the department of Communication and Media Studies, Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak, and DW Academy.

Media House Islamabad organized a five-day training workshop at Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan.

Media House Islamabad organized a five-day training workshop at Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan. Main purpose of the training was to enhance the capacity of local journalists and fresh graduates of the university in theoretical and technical aspects of modern Journalism.Speaking at the opening session, Prof Dr Shahjahan Sayed, Director Media House said that such kind of trainings will be organized in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said that Media House was working closely with different universities and press club in capacity building of young faculty members and journalists.