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Book titled Professional Journalism launched

Book titled Professional Journalism launched

Jan 07, 2015 - 14:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A new book--- Professional Journalism – has been launched in Pashtoinfo-icon language by Danish Karokhail, editor-in-chief of Pajhwok Afghan News, in Kabul.

The book, containing 316 pages and 14 chapters, is dedicated to the three fallen Pajhwok’s reporters -- Abdul Samad Rohani, Janullah Hashemzada and Omid Khpalwak.

Habibullah Rafi, renowned researcher and member of Afghanistaninfo-icon Science Academy, and Abdul Ghafoor Lewal, an author and journalist, called the book a major contribution to the field of journalism.

Danish Karokhail has two decades of professional journalism and media management experience in Afghanistan. “Twenty years of experience in journalism prompted me to write the book with the aim of helping other journalists to demonstrate professionalism in the field,” Karokhail wrote in introduction part of his book.

A part from basics of journalism, the book also discusses the current style prevalent in Pashto journalism. Habibullah Rafi expressed the hope that the book could prove an asset for professional journalists.

Abdul Ghafoor Lewal, head of Afghanistan centre for strategic studies, said the book was not only a theoretical and academic work but also showed extensive experience of a successful journalist.

“The book will have a historic significance. If someone else wanted to write a book on journalism this could be a well guide,” he added.

Karokhail has won many medals and awards in journalism. He has also published many articles and research papers in national and international media.



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