IFJ hails resolution by Afghan, Pakistani journalists
KABUL (Pajhwok) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Friday hailed arecent resolution by journalists from Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote a healthy bilateral relationship through constructive reporting.
Senior journalists from the neighbouring countries passed the resolution at a seminar organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the non-profit organisation Equal Access.
The seminar was a follow-up of the Pak-Afghan journalists exchange programme, in which a number of media representatives from both countries participated.
The participants discussed the working conditions of journalists in both countries and agreed the media could play a vital role in strengthening the fraught bilateral relationship. They also agreed to continue sharing views on achieving this goal.
On the occasion, the PFUJ expressed its willingness to host journalists from Afghanistan to help them enhance their professional skills and urged governments of both countries to improve working conditions for them.
The IFJ congratulated journalists from Afghanistan and Pakistan on the resolution, saying such solidarity strengthened ties between journalists and supported the struggle for press freedom and journalists’ rights.
“The IFJ hopes that the journalists of Afghanistan and Pakistan will be able to play a key role in promoting peace, human rights and democracy in both countries,” a statement from the Federation said.
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