IBA-CEJ in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate organizes a two-day conference on 'Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace in the Digital Age'

25-26 June, 2022: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Center for Excellence in Journalism (IBA-CEJ) organized a two-day conference in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, titled 'Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace in the Digital Age'.

Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director, IBA Karachi and Ms. Amber Rahim Shamsi, Director, IBA- CEJ welcomed the participants at the conference. The keynote address was delivered by renowned journalist, Mr. Hamid Mir, while Mr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Power, was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony.

The conference celebrated the works of journalists who participated in CEJ's Peace Journalism training program but also took the opportunity to reflect on the threats to responsible journalism in the digital age. The winners of the Peace Journalism training program included, Ms. Mehreen Burney, Lok Sujag; Ms. Tayyaba Nisar Khan, PTV World; Ms. Afifa Nasar Ullah, Deutsche Welle, Mr. Kaleemullah, Lok Sujag; Ms. Faiza Gillani, Country News/Hum News; and Ms. Asmat Ali Akhun, Pakhtunkhwa Radio Swat Center.

Leading journalists and political figures were part of the various panel discussions that were held highlighting the issues faced by the media industry in the digital age.