PESHAWAR (Muhammad Shehryar Aamir and Khuala Iqbal Khattak) Students at Iqra National University in Peshawar were given a crash course in ethical journalism and humanitarian values during a recent session. The session was hosted by the Media Studies Department in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

The session aimed to instill in students the importance of ethical reporting, particularly in times of crisis. Experts from ICRC and PRCS led the session, introducing attendees to the principles of impartiality and neutrality, which are crucial for maintaining journalistic integrity.

A highlight of the session was the focus on the role of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in humanitarian efforts. Students were encouraged to engage in volunteerism, particularly in healthcare during emergencies, empowering them to contribute meaningfully to society.

With active participation from students, discussions centered on leveraging media skills to amplify humanitarian causes and uphold ethical reporting standards. Attendees gained practical insights on navigating reporting complexities while maintaining integrity.

As the world faces unprecedented challenges, initiatives like these serve as beacons of hope, inspiring the next generation of journalists to champion compassion and solidarity through their reporting.

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