LAHORE - Journalism is a challenge as well as a respectable profession and aims at reforming society.

This was stated by defence analyst Dr Hassan Askari Rizvi, while speaking at the concluding ceremony of a 10-day training workshop for journalists at the Lahore Press Club, on Thursday.

The capacity-building workshop titled “Gender Sensitive Disaster and Humanitarian Reporting” was organized by The Media Foundation (TMF), in collaboration with UNESCO and the Lahore Press Club, for journalists from electronic and print media.

The districts from where journalists were made part of the training programme include: Multan, Sialkot, Narowal, Jhang, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Lahore and Okara.

Dr Askari appreciated the organizers for imparting training to journalists, especially from rural districts.

TMF Executive Director Azmat Abbas, addressing the concluding ceremony, said that the main objective of the training was to provide the participants with theoretical and practical skills to report on disaster and humanitarian issues.

He said the workshop had been organized for 150 working journalists from 10 disaster-prone districts of Punjab, as well as over 50 mass communication students from various universities and colleges of Lahore.

At the end of the ceremony, certificates were distributed among the working journalists and media students.