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Alumni from Westminster’s Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme host panel discussion on ‘The Role of Media in Conflict’ in Pakistan

Journalism and Mass Communication 26 January 2018

The Chevening Alumni Association of Punjab hosted a panel discussion on “The Role of Media in Conflict” taking place at the Lahore College for Women University and in collaboration with the Lahore College Media Department.

The Chevening Alumni Association of Punjab includes alumni such as senior journalists, civil servants, professionals and politicians from Pakistan who benefited from the prestigious Foreign Office fellowship scheme, the Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme, ran since 2012 by the University of Westminster led by Professor Jean Seaton and Professor Rosie Thomas.

The Programme brings high-flying, mid-career South Asian professionals together at the University for an intensive eight-week course.

The Chevening Alumni Association of Punjab’s panel discussion revolved around how media has been active in the conflict in the Middle East and in other areas around the world.

Professor Jean Seaton, Co-Director of The Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme, attended the panel discussion in Pakistan alongside senior journalists Mr Sohail Warraich and Mr Rizwan Razi.

Talking about the event, Professor Seaton said: “It is fascinating to be able to talk with aspiring journalists in Lahore, Pakistan where journalism is so vital to the future of the nation.”

Samuel Heath, Head of Communications at the British High Commission, said: “The UK recognises the importance of media which is why we offer the Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme fellowship specifically for Pakistani journalists.”

Find out more about the Chevening Scholarships offered at the University of Westminster.

Cover picture: Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme alumni with Professor Jean Seaton and Professor Rosie Thomas


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