Foundation for Promotion of Academic Collaboration

International Media Study Tour - 1

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Together with the secretary general, Aamir Rafique, the foundation arranged and successfully carried out a study trip for media students of Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore to Germany, France and Netherlands from July 14 to July 25, 2012.

The delegation was invited to Germany among others by the Deutsche Presseverband (German Press Federation), Hamburg, and the DGFK (German Society for Advancement of Culture), Berlin. The delegation consisted of one teacher and six girl students from the Media Studies Department of the Kinnaird College for Women.

The purpose of the study trip to Germany was to give the students exposure to European journalistic practices and to have the students interact with and learn from the journalist community in Germany. The delegation visited among others, the following institutions:

Berlin:Capital city studio of ARD, Studio of DW (Deutsche Welle) DGFK,Reporters without Borders Berliner Journalisten
Hamburg:Deutscher Presse-Verband
Frankfurt / Mainz: ZDF - Studio,Frankfurter Zeitung (Newspaper)

The delegation was specially thankful for the interesting meetings with the pakistani ambassador to Germany,H.E. Abdul Basit in Berlin, as well as with the former ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, H.E. Dr. Gunter Mulack, who took the students for a walk to a nearby park and the famous Märkisches Museum.

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