LAHORE – A five member delegation of German journalists lead by Dr Erentraud Homberg, managing director of Communications & Medical Journalism Department Germany, visited Kinnaird College for Women’s Media Studies Department here on Monday. Principal Dr Rukhsan David and Head of Media Studies Department Shazia Saeed welcomed the delegation. Dr David briefed the delegation about various disciplines and degrees offered at Kinnaird and involvement of Media Studies Students in various curricular and co-curricular activities. The German delegation also visited Radio Kinnaird 97.6 FM. Dr Manfred Hettlage, Editor of Bayernkurier appreciated the media studies students on their creative expression and execution of ideas in their fields and on successfully running campus radio.
German delegation of journalists also had an informal interactive session with the students. The delegation attended a presentation of Media Studies Department’s students consisting of a short film “Pathar ka Insan” produced by students of Media Studies Werda Munib, Misha Umer and Mariam Iftikhar, a photo essay presented by Muneera Batool, a stop motion film by Furda Asghar, Sahridh Ghumman and Sadia Irfan. Hilde Regeniter, from Cologne Dom radio appreciated the students on their creative expression and execution of ideas. German delegation of journalists also had an informal interactive session with the students. Students discussed the issues related to negative media portrayal of Pakistanis and Muslims in the western media.
Kurt Seinitz, Head of International Dept of Kronenzeitung, University of Vienna shared his views that lack of direct personal exposure of journalist to the community or country they report results in such portrayal. Dr Nikhat Khan, vice principal and Dr Isabel William, Dean of Faculty of Professional Studies were also present at the occasion along with Media Studies Dept faculty members Ms Nida Tahir & Ms Seemab Far Bukhari.
The delegation also visited PU and held talks with PU VC Mujahid Kamran.