Pakistan to Establish First-Ever Media Technology University
An educational institution dedicated to the promotion and development of media technology. This is what the government is considering as it plans to establish a media technology university in Pakistan for the first time.
As reported by SAMAA, the announcement was made by Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry earlier today.
He was speaking at the National Media Workshop organized by the University of National Defense of Islamabad. “Today we cannot win wars with guns, but with digital media.”
Chaudhry pointed out that we live in a time of public opinion where it is very important to present our point of view to the world.
“Pakistan has claimed seventy thousand lives in the war on terror but has yet to write anything about it,” he added.
The minister said the new university will provide training and skills for students in a range of fields such as animation, visual effects, filmmaking and cinematography.
“More than 1,500 internships will be offered to media professionals in the country ”, he announced.
Last week, the government launched a project to digitize state media such as the Associated Press of Pakistan, Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan, and Digital Media Wing.
Under the new project, PTV News will switch to high definition, Pakistan Radio will start podcasts and the APP will be extended.