This is the fighting campaigning spirit that put YJAP member ASSOCIATION at the forefront of the battles to defend and advance the interests of journalists and journalism all over the world.
There is no doubt that 2014 was one of our most challenging years. There were fears about journalists’ security, fears about their jobs and there is still uncertainty about the future.
But everywhere our ASSOCIATION and their members did bold things and stood up for journalism. Our cohesion and solidarity give us an enormous incentive to feel pride in who we are and what we can achieve in these trying time. And everywhere our ASSOCIATION are confident and decisive about building their future. We know that we have it in our power to come through this stronger if we remain focused and stand up for each other. YJAP has main aim to introduce a culture to understand the social, economic, political, technological and educational changes in the practices of journalism and its professional identity for Young Journalists. Young Journalists Association of Pakistan (YJAP) is committed to mobilize the young journalists across the country with representation from all provinces, main cities, and major towns from both electronic and print media of national and international media houses. Acknowledging the lack of organized professional journalism coaching in Pakistan; (YJAP) provides training to Young journalists in order that they’ll skillfully communicate regarding challenges given by chop-chop changing circumstances within the country and round the globe and work for the Promotion of Peace. Workshops, seminars, and special training programmes held on numerous topics in which we have a tendency to share our information and experience with young journalists. A core focus is on making awareness among journalists regarding problems like freedom of expression, justice, religious harmony, terrorism, democracy, gender discrimination and promoting Peace. Particularly, (YJAP) is committed to providing training to journalists in remote/rural areas of the country by change their information and skills with reference to regional journalism, regional coverage, features, column writing, and work reportage. (YJAP) helps rural journalists learn about their rights, and strategies about how to protect them if violated. (YJAP) additionally reaches out to the general public, furthermore – a media campaign is designed to worry the worth of journalism in “eradicating the menace of corruption and other evils within the society.”
Farrukh Nawaz Bhatti
President of the Young Journalists’ Association of Pakistan.