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PIC to Host Workshop on Detecting Fake News

Karachi: Pakistan Information Center (PIC) project of the Press Information Department (PID) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will conduct a two-day training workshop on News authenticity and tools to counter the fake news and anti-state propaganda on May 9 and 10 at a private hotel in Karachi.

Members of Karachi Press Club, journalists associated with various TV channels and newspapers and media studies students will participate in the training workshop.

In the two-day training workshop, Senior Trainer, Director News Aaj News and former CEJ Director Kamal Siddiqui will serve as lead trainer, while Karachi Press Club (KPC) Secretary General Shoaib Ahmed and other important personalities will be guest speakers. The workshop will educate participants on using tools to identify fake news and anti-state propaganda.

During the workshop, participants will be taught advanced tools to identify fake news while also being trained to understand global or domestic propaganda against the state.

On the second day of the workshop, Director General (DG) Public Relation (PR) Erum Tanweer will distribute certificates to the participants & hand over shields to the guest speakers and trainers.

Pakistan Information Center has so far provided training to more than 10 thousand journalists, Media Students & Social Media Influencers across the country, while this year also the center plans to provide training to 2000 more journalists & students.

Pakistan Information Center provides training to journalists in all four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Islamabad.

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