Fourteen 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:
- Adeel Ahmad Aamir Associate Producer, Geo News Network, Pakistan
- Adil Jawad Khan, Senior Reporter, The Express, Pakistan
- Bharti Mishra Nath, News Editor, Deccan Herald, India
- Kumkum Dasgupta, Senior Assistant Editor, Hindustan Times, India
- Omar R. Quraishi, Editor, Express Tribune, Pakistan
- Prem K. Khanal , Associate Editor, Republic English Daily, Nepal
- Prince Mathews Thomas, Senior Assistant Editor, Forbes India
- Priyamvatha Panchapagesan, Special Correspondent, TV Today network, India
- Razeshta Sethna, Senior Assistant Editor, Herald, Pakistan
- Rishi Suri, Senior Editor covering international affairs, The Daily Milap, India
- Ruchika M. Khanna, Principal Correspondent, The Tribune, Chandigarh, India
- Samten Yeshi, Social Media Reporter, ‘Kuensel’, Bhutan
- Tariq Naqash, Staff Correspondent, Dawn, Pakistan
- 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.
Contact: Press Attaché, British High Commission, Islamabad; tel. 051-201-2000