MOU signed between Information & Public relations department govt: of KP and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication UoPSeptember 7, 2015
Peshawar: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed here between the Information & Public Relations Department Govt: of KP and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Peshawar on Tuesday under which the department of Journalism will provide internees for the AIRS (Automated Information & Reporting System) established at Department of Information Govt: of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The MoU aimed to strengthen coordination cooperation and overall communication between the Provincial Govt: and academia was signed by Provincial Secretary for Information and Public Relations Abid Majeed and Chairman of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication UoP Dr. Altaf Ullah Khan.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, Senior Journalists and representatives of other concerned departments were also present on the occasion.
According to the agreement, the internship at AIRS would be recognized as mandatory to fulfill the requirement of a master degree in Journalism and Mass Communication department at Peshawar University.
Moreover, the internees would have to write an internship report based on the work and experienced at Automated Information and reporting system. The internship report would be shared between both Departments.
Similarly, JMC would also share its upcoming survey on demographic profile of Journalists of the Province and FATA. Find皜ng of the survey would help in understanding the Media structure in the Province. The Information Department would have the right to use the internships reports and other products for Mass Circulation through AIRS, print Electronic and Social Media.
The department would also encourage the students of JMC towards utilization of its facilities and the expertise, including its Social Media outlets, FM Radio stations and web T.V.
Both the Information Department and Academia while appreciating the agreement, had termed it as a historical initiative to promote journalistic activities and research work. The expert hoped that both the institutions would continue collaborate in future and would take joined steps to chalk out long- internships program’s for the graduates of JMC in Districts and peripheral reporting for the secretariat.