Reporter's Notebook from Pakistan

US Invests Millions To Train Journalists In Pakistan

The journalists there have been resilient and tenacious in the face of violence.

Marina Marri is an editor at the Express-Tribune. She's part of the growing workforce of reporters in Pakistan. The number of working journalists here has jumped from 2,000 in 2002 to 18,000 in 2013.
Marina Marri is an editor at the Express-Tribune. She’s part of the growing workforce of reporters in Pakistan. The number of working journalists here has jumped from 2,000 in 2002 to 18,000 in 2013.

There’s a lot of growth in Pakistan’s journalism, particularly on the TV side, along with a lot of energy from journalists.

An example is Marina Marri, editor of the Express-Tribune. The journalists there have been resilient and tenacious in the face of violence.

And Marri not only manages a newsroom, but also plays soccer.

In order to keep fostering new generations of journalists in the country, there’s an effort to start up a Master’s Degree and the U.S. has a strong role in it.

We invite you to listen to Laura’s latest dispatch above.

She is participating in a fellowship for reporters sponsored by ICFJ— the International Center For Journalists. Think of it as a student exchange for journalists.

You can also follow her journey on Twitter and Facebook.

And check out Laura’s earlier entries on the special page on our website.

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Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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