CEJ to organize second discourse under Razia Bhatti Annual Memorial lecture series

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the IBA Karachi is hosting the second lecture under the Razia Bhatti Annual Memorial lecture series, with veteran journalist Mr. Rahimullah Yusufzai as the speaker. Mr. Yusufzai will deliver the lecture online on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:30pm.

The title of this year's lecture is 'Reporting in Troubled Times: Tea with Osama Bin Laden.' Mr. Yusufzai will speak about the experience of meeting and interviewing the Al Qaeda leader in 1998, and the challenges and journalistic dilemmas this involved. This is the second lecture in the memorial lecture series set up in the name of the late Razia Bhatti, long time editor of the Herald and founding editor of the journalist-owned publication Newsline. The speaker at the inaugural lecture was journalist and human rights campaigner I.A. Rehman.

Mr. Yusufzai has covered the Afghan conflict over many decades. He started his career as a part-time proof-reader for the Sun newspaper in Karachi and then went on to work for the Institute of Regional Studies, The Frontier Post and The News. He is resident editor for The News in Peshawar and contributes regularly to the BBC, Time, and various other news outlets, press organizations and regional studies groups.

The aim of the annual lecture series is to highlight the issues and challenges faced by journalists and the media today. These talks are meant to provide journalism students and working professionals in Pakistan with an opportunity to hear about the experience or career of others in the field and to ask questions, explore different perspectives and discuss the practical dilemmas of their professional lives.

Those interested can register for the event here: https://forms.gle/gfqk7LU9We5anAYY8. Due to limited capacity, spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.