September 04, 2019
ISLAMABAD — Adnan Aamir, a journalist from Quetta, has completed a digital security fellowship program of Reporters Without Borders Germany.
The four-month fellowship titled “Berlin’s Scholarship Program: Empowering Journalists in Digital Field on digital security” aimed to empower journalists to protect themselves from digital security threats in a world, which heavily relies on digital means of communications.
Aamir was the only journalist selected from Pakistan from out of 509 applicants all over the world when the call of applications was announced in February this year.
During four months of stay in Berlin, Germany, fellows learned advanced digital security tools and also held a two-day conference in which they trained the students of a German university.
Apart from learning digital security, the fellows also visited media houses in Germany such as Deutsche Welle, Die Welt, and Funke Media group.
Aamir also delivered a talk on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Mercator Institute of China Studies in Berlin. During his speech, he discussed the progress of CPEC in the last four years and the impediments faced by this project.
Aamir founded Balochistan Voices online newspaper in February 2016. He covers politics, economy, and conflict as an independent journalist from Pakistan. He was also first ever practicing journalist from Balochistan to attend Chevening South Asian Journalism Fellowship in 2018 at the University of Westminster London.
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