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14 journalists in UK to attend the Chevening South Asia Journalism programme

The programme aims to offer a unique learning experience that will sharpen critical thinking and leadership skills.

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14 exceptional journalists from across Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bhutan this week arrived in London to attend the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s exclusive Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme.

The 2013 scholarship, which has been tailor-made for high-flying, mid-career journalists, will focus on the theme ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: challenges to the media, politics and accountability.’ The 14 scholars will attend the eight-week course in London at the University of Westminster’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

This year’s Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme scholars are:

  1. Adeel Ahmad Aamir Associate Producer, Geo News Network, Pakistan
  2. Adil Jawad Khan, Senior Reporter, The Express, Pakistan
  3. Bharti Mishra Nath, News Editor, Deccan Herald, India
  4. Kumkum Dasgupta, Senior Assistant Editor, Hindustan Times, India
  5. Omar R. Quraishi, Editor, Express Tribune, Pakistan
  6. Prem K. Khanal , Associate Editor, Republic English Daily, Nepal
  7. Prince Mathews Thomas, Senior Assistant Editor, Forbes India
  8. Priyamvatha Panchapagesan, Special Correspondent, TV Today Network, India
  9. Razeshta Sethna, Senior Assistant Editor, Herald, Pakistan
  10. Rishi Suri, Senior Editor covering international affairs, The Daily Milap, India
  11. Ruchika M. Khanna, Principal Correspondent, The Tribune, Chandigarh, India
  12. Samten Yeshi, Social Media Reporter, ‘Kuensel’, Bhutan
  13. Tariq Naqash, Staff Correspondent, Dawn, Pakistan
  14. Zaffar Iqbal, Bureau Chief, Jammu and Kashmir, NDTV, India

The programme aims to offer a unique learning experience that will sharpen critical thinking and leadership skills for media professionals from the sub-continent. Scholars will engage with senior British and international academics, journalists and public servants on a wide range of themes relevant to today’s fast-changing environment. As part of the course, the scholars will also undergo a two-week internship with leading British media organizations.

Further Information

  • For further details please visit Chevening website.

  • More information about the broader Chevening scholarship programme can be found here

Marcus Winsley, Director, Press and Communications, British High Commission, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411,, Twitter @UKinIndia

Published 12 April 2013
Last updated 23 April 2013 + show all updates
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