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DCJ’s workshop on Urdu Journalism concludes

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Ganderbal, Apr 25: The two-day workshop on Urdu journalism “Skill Enhancement of Urdu Journalists of Kashmir,” organised by Central University of Kashmir’s Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ) in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Urdu Council and Anjuman-e-Urdu Sahafat concluded at varsity’s Green Campus here on Thursday.

On the second day, veteran journalist Yusuf Jameel delivered lecture on principles of journalism, importance of news verification and challenges faced by the journalists in the conflict zones. He urged students to read extensively in order to write better.

Noted cartoonist, Bashir Ahmad Bashir, talked about the art of cartoon making and challenges he faced during work. He blamed the State authorities for “neglecting” Urdu.

Former Director Radio Kashmir Srinagar, Humayun Qaiser talked extensively about the technicalities and scope of sports Journalism in radio.

Prof. Nazir Ahmad Malik, talked about the importance of languages. He explained the role of language in communication.  Kashmir Life Editor, Masood Hussain deliberated upon the challenges faced by media organizations and journalists in Jammu and Kashmir during contemporary times.

News head Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, Salman Qazi, talked about the technological impact on Journalism.

Dean, DCJ, Prof. Hamidullah Marazi said the department is keen to conduct extensive tours for journalism students to different news organizations for interaction sessions with noted journalists of the Valley.

Controller of Examination, Prof. Parveen Pandit, presided over the valedictory session and talked about the historical context of Journalism in Kashmir. "Language in newspapers should be extremely simple so that the readers read and understand the news stories without consulting dictionaries,” she said.

Coordinator DCJ, Dr. John Babu Koyye, hoped that the workshop would have proven beneficial to the media students and Journalists working in Urdu newspapers.

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