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Seven Pakistani journalists awarded Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme Fellowship 2018. The event was attended by the newly awarded scholars from Islamabad, as well as previous Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme scholars, Chevening scholarship alumni, and officials from the British High Commission….reports Asian Lite News

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The seven Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme Fellows for 2018 were celebrated at an event hosted by the British High Commission in Islamabad.

The event was attended by the newly awarded scholars from Islamabad, as well as previous Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme scholars, Chevening scholarship alumni, and officials from the British High Commission.

The British Deputy High Commissioner Richard Crowder said: “The Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme enables Pakistani journalists to interact and exchange ideas with journalists from across the region and the UK.

 “These selected journalists represent Pakistan’s leading media organisations. I am confident that with the skills and knowledge they acquire in the UK they will go on to add even more value to Pakistan’s dynamic media landscape.”

The seven scholars who have been selected this year from across Pakistan include Emanuel Sarfraz from (The Nation), Arshad Mahmood Yusufzai (Daily Times), Gonila Gill (Daily Dunya), Zia ur Rehman (The News Internatioal), Muhammad Adnan (Baluchistan Voices), Iffat Hassan Rizvi ( Neo Tv) and Hanif ur Rahman ( Khyber News TV).

The Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme is a fully-funded fellowship aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asia including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh. In 2018, the Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme is offering an exclusive fellowship on ‘Good governance in a changing world: Challenges to the Media, Politics, and Accountability’. The two months fellowship will commence in March 2018 and is delivered at the University of Westminster. Since 2012, 33 Pakistani journalists have participated in the programme.

The programme is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and offers an opportunity to journalists to explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asian region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field.