ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a training workshop, titled ‘Training of Trainers on Digitalisation and I-Elections’, organised by Individualland Pakistan (IL-Pakistan), stressed the need for enhancing the understanding of working journalists in regard to conceptual and technical skills of practicing data journalism related to election reporting.

On the occasion, a speaker said that the workshop was aimed at enhancing the communication skills of the participants which would eventually improve their reporting skills. The event was also aimed to provide a platform to journalists to highlight the challenges and solutions faced in the electoral processes in their respective regions with the help of data and statistics, he added.

The participants of the workshop included reporters from print and electronic media, columnists, assignment editors, producers and sub-editors.

Talking to reporters, a participant said that, “Through this training I have come to know about the basic concepts of I-elections and the use of data and statistics in relation to election reporting. It has also enhanced the conceptual and technical skills of practicing data journalism corresponding to election reporting.”

Another participant at the workshop was of the opinion that the media played an indispensable role in the proper functioning of a democracy and also enabled full public participation in elections by educating voters on how to exercise their democratic rights. –Courtesy Pakistan Today

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