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Embassy Sponsoring Pakistani Journalists To Attend Training Program In U.S.

October 26, 2010

Islamabad - As Secretary Clinton announced during the Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. last week, the U.S. Embassy is sponsoring journalists to attend professional development programs in the United States. The program will include an orientation program in Washington, D.C. followed by individual internships at U.S. media outlets throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy is sponsoring approximately 100 Pakistan participants to travel to America in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, the program will bring U.S. journalists to Pakistan for programs with Pakistani colleagues.

"This program will involve journalists from both Pakistan and the United States working together and building real professional relationships," said Brent Beemer, Cultural Attaché. "These journalists will have the opportunity to learn about media reporting in each other's countries, and to report back to their audiences about what they see and experience firsthand."

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan is recruiting and accepting applications for the program. English and non-English speaking, professional working journalists are eligible, and young journalists are particularly encouraged to apply. For additional information on the program and application instructions, please contact: Nadia Omar at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan, Phone: (+92-51) 8431300, Fax: (+92-51) 8431555, E-mail: info@usefpakistan.org