Courses available for South Asian journalists on ethical journalism and fact finding. You can apply to qualify for these foreign courses mentioned below. Working journalists need to pass assessment test to qualify for these courses. Certificates would be issued by Pointer University, USA.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication: The course will educate journalists, authors, editors, news producers, students, educators and news consumers about what plagiarism and fabrication are, why they are so toxic and how to avoid them. (two to three hours to complete)
  • Introduction to Reporting: Beat Basics: This course will help you identify the key issues and sources on your beat, learn how to determine what’s included in your beat and develop the resources to focus your coverage. (two to three hours to complete)
  • Journalism Fundamentals: Craft & Values: In this course, you’ll learn the foundational concepts for reporting, writing, editing and producing multimedia. (two to three hours to complete)
  • Ethics of Journalism: This course is designed to give you the techniques and tools you need to confront complex and complicated ethical issues, make difficult decisions and support those decisions with clear and rational thought. (two to three hours to complete)
  • Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age: Nothing does more to damage a media organization’s credibility than publishing inaccurate information as if it is fact! By the end of the course, participants will gain an appreciation for the challenges of verifying information in a networked world and an understanding of how best to do so. (two to three hours to complete)


This certificate is available at a discounted rate of $50 per student for a group of Pakistani students selected by Vigilant Media Watchdog. Please contact Farooq Mirza ( or if you want to be included in the program.

Journalists, news producers, journalism students, bloggers, social media users, authors, Editors, newsroom managers, those responsible for online content and journalism educators and others who wish to learn about media ethics, copyright laws and avoiding plagiarism.


  • Each assessment contains about 15-20 multiple-choice and true-false questions
  • You must score at least 80 percent to pass each assessment
  • You’ll get three chances to pass each assessment
  • You’ll have 30 minutes to complete each assessment
  • When you pass all the assessments, you will receive your certificate
  • (Sample certificate attached)

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