Published On: Sun, Sep 30th, 2012

Young citizen journalists training comes to an end TechCamp in Pakistan

Islamabad

The first-ever Youth TechCamp in Pakistan concluded Saturday after three days of hands-on, interactive training in civic journalism and social activism, says a press release.

“I am really excited about Youth TechCamp because I believe I can help my community and my country as a whole through social media and citizen journalism,” said a young boy named Ali from Quetta, beaming with excitement at the event on Thursday.

Iqra from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa agreed: “As I belong to a small city where the resources to learn about technology are rare, this TechCamp is helping me to learn what I had always wanted to, but never had the chance before.”

A signature series hosted by the US Department of State to increase digital literacy, Youth TechCamp Pakistan provided 40 young Pakistanis with three days of training with top Pakistani technology experts who are experts in civic journalism and social activism. The young participants are alumni of the US-sponsored Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Programme, through which Pakistani high school students spend one academic year living and studying in the United States. the news

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