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PIC holds two-day training workshop to combat fake news

Gibran Ashraf teaches advanced tools to identify and counter fake news

Karachi: Pakistan Information Center (PIC), a project of the Press Information Department (PID) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, organized a two-day training workshop in Karachi to help combat fake news and anti-state propaganda. The workshop, which took place on May 9 and 10 at a private hotel in Karachi, was attended by members of Karachi Press Club, journalists, media studies students, and participants from other cities.

Lead trainer educates attendees on journalistic values and ethics

Gibran Ashraf, a lead trainer at the workshop, provided attendees with training on recognizing and countering fake news and anti-state propaganda. Additionally, Ashraf educated attendees on the importance of journalistic values and ethics.

Workshop features prominent guest speakers

Several guest speakers, including Karachi Press Club (KPC) Secretary Shoaib Ahmed, spoke at the workshop. Ahmed and other prominent figures provided attendees with information on using tools to identify fake news and propaganda against the state.

DGPR presents certificates to attendees

On the second day of the workshop, the Director General Public Relations (DGPR) of PID, Madam Erum Tanweer, presented certificates to the lead trainer, guest speakers, and trained journalists and students. The Pakistan Information Center has trained nearly 11,000 journalists, media students, and social media influencers across the country, providing training in all four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, and Islamabad.

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