German-European Institute of Journalism

Previous foundation activities in keywords: Preliminary development by journalists’ associations DPV and bdfj, including professional group „Journalism in Central and South Asia“ (Director: Shams-Ul Haq) in the year 2009; meeting of the ambassador of Pakistan and other high-ranking representatives of Pakistan in January 2010; presentation of the project to press and representatives of Pakistan in Berlin in April 2010 (in cooperation of the ambassador of Pakistan); travel to Pakistan in May 2010 and June 2011, meeting of various representatives of the Pakistani media and institutions, thereby confirmation of the Premier Minister of Pakistan to support the project as far as possible; nation-wide news coverage of educational plan; review of results of journey to Pakistan, continuing development; negotiations with high-ranking representatives of renowned journalist schools in Germany; negotiations with leading German media houses (autumn/ winter 2010); continuative dialogue with the Minister President of the most influential state in Pakistan, Mian Shahbaz Sharif (January 2012).

Cooperation and sponsorship grant by: The Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI)/Islamabad, National College of Arts/Lahore, representatives of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), National Press Club/Islamabad, representatives of the government of Pakistan, Ministry of Information Pakistan, Kainaat Group of Publication/Islamabad, Union of Journalists/Pakistan, Journalist Publication Limited/Karachi, Ary Digital Network & Ary Group/Karachi, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Pakistan Broadcasting Cooperation/Islamabad, Tv2day Pvt. Limited/Pakistan, Institute of Media Sciences (IMS)/Islamabad as well as various German institutions.