Nation and Media rise and fall together--Justice Dost Muhammad Khan

Media being the fourth and foremost pillar of the state must check the service deliveries of the institutions and shall pen point the misdeeds to set them right, said by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Chief Justice Peshawar high court. He was addressing a bunch of journalists, who participated in the one day training workshop organized by the Academy for court/crime reporters. The workshop was the first of its kind in the country. The workshop was attended by the court reporters of the leading daily news papers and TV channels. The focus of the training was to sensitize the court reporters on all the relevant laws and procedures of court reporting.

Dr. Adnan khan, Director Research of the Academy deliver lecture on the boundaries/limits of journalistic freedom with focus on court reporting. Mr.Sohail Khan, an Islamabad based senior court reporter sensitize the participants on the ethics of reporting, while renowned anchor person and journalist Syed Tallat Hussain share his personal experiences with the participants. The job of the court reporter is not simple, it is intricate and sensitive thus requires high skills on the part of the reporter, said Tallat. He added that the present workshop is highly important, however there is a dire need of formal  training of the court reporters.

Talking at the Concluding ceremony, Hayat Ali Shah, The Director General of the Academy make commitment to hold a full fledge training for the journalist in the future. Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Chairman of the Academy confer certificates on the participants and promised to provide full support to the Academy for conducting similar trainings in future.


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