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Two Pakistani students awarded Deutsche Welle Scholarship for International Media Studies

Islamabad, October 08, 2012 (PPI-OT): Deutsche Welle Akademie officially opened its doors to welcome their fourth consecutive batch. 29 promising media professionals from 23 different countries including 2 from Pakistan were selected to pursue their two-year Master’s degree program in “International Media Studies” (IMS).

This program is offered by Deutsche Welle Akademie in co-operation with University of Bonn and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. The unique degree program is composed to train its students to become competent journalists and prepares them for the challenging media industry; in doing so it not only gives the students the theoretical background but also practical training in the actual media environment. At the welcome ceremony, DW Akademie Director, Gerda Meuer, congratulated all the prestigious scholarship recipients who were selected out of 700 applications worldwide.

She emphasized the importance of skilled media professionals in the contemporary media. North Rhine Westfalia’s State Secretary for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media, Dr. Marc Jan Eumann, also addressing the ceremony, emphasized that the media development was important to solve pressing international issues.

Dr. Dorthea Rüland, General Secretary for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), informed the audience that the media development in developing countries is on their priority and the cooperation with Deutsche Welle Akademie will be continued to sustain the program in the years to come.

Another renowned speaker, Professor Dr. Michael Krzeminski, from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences said that he wanted to show the ropes of journalism to students. One of the scholarship holders from Pakistan, Muhammad Imran Mehr, presented a memorable shield to the IMS Program Director, Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt, on behalf of his alma mater, says a press release received here today from Berlin.

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