KARACHI - International centre for Journalist (ICFJ), the Washington based organisation, has planned to train Pakistani journalist to enhance their reporting skills and advancing quality of journalism. This was stated in a press conference by Vice president ICFJ Patrick Butler along with Programme Director Johanna Carrillo in a press conference at Karachi Press Club here in Friday. Patrick Butler said that input into the areas of communications and press freedom activities. The Pakistani journalist worked with Media and reporters of United State (US) to help them to get better their reporting skills and advance quality of journalism, he added. He said that the programme would be funded by US state department and based on three years in which almost 130 Pakistani journalists will visit to US in different batches and they will train through practical and programmes. He added that we have launched news organizations, media associations, journalism school and training centers around the world, we also helped journalist to develop stories that stimulate better public policies. Johanna Carrillo said that we are helping Pakistani journalist to harness user- generated content in reports on crime, corruption, environment and health, and others including digital journalism, investigative reports, ethics, business, labour and religion. She added that the American journalists and trainers would train Pakistani journalists to affect the work that would really help them in their profession. She also added that the US journalists will also visit Pakistan to get working opportunity with the Pakistani journalists and to learn more about the Pakistani journalism. It is pertinent to mention here that around thirty journalists across the country were visited Nepal by a United Nations sponsored programme for training for weeks and got great experience by the trainers. PPI adds: Fourteen Pakistan media professionals belonging to electronic and broadcasting media would go to United States of America (USA) for internship under the US-Pakistan Journalism Exchange programme in the April 2011. This was announced by Patrick Butler, Vice President (Programmes) and Johanna Carrillo Senior Programme Director of the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) Washington, addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club here on Friday. Secretary General Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Owais Aslam Ali was also present. Johanna Carrillo said that ICFJ is hosting this programme in collaboration with PPF. She said that under the US Pakistan Journalism Exchange programme, they received more than 800 applications and they selected fourteen journalists belonging to electronic and broadcasting media as the delegation that will visit the US.