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Media Handling Workshop: Enhancing the Capacities of Newly Elected Members of Provincial Assembly (Punjab)

Dealing with Media Effectively: Enhancing the Capacities of Newly Elected Members of Provincial Assembly (Punjab)

Media Handling Workshop was held on 26th and 27th February, 2019 at Avari Hotel, Lahore to advance the functioning of Pakistan parliamentary institutions in particular provincial assemblies (PAS) to enhance their capacities to appropriately represent their constituents while dealing with the media. The goal of this training was to work on the capacity building of MPAs (Members Provisional Assembly) in handling the media effectively.

The event was very interactive and affable where everyone was openly sharing their personal experiences. All the participants appreciated the event and stressed on the need of more events like this for more interaction and exchange of perspectives on a social platform. The workshop focused on their present communication skills and provided them practical information on how to improve their media handling skills. The participants through actual simulation exercises participated in situations where their communication and media handling skills were put to actual practice (Café Style Activity). This gave them more confidence to handle live media interactions.