Training a new breed of Urdu-language science journalists
During the last two decades - especially in post-Internet era - science journalism have evolved into a well-established discipline of mass communication. It's no more an intellectual luxury. Instead, it's a national need. But, in Pakistan, this need is yet to be realized. As of now, no university (or any other educational institution) offers science journalism - even at certificate level.
Despite being a private-run business, Global Science proactively undertook the responsibility to educate and train those young people who are interested in communicating science to the masses, and have a flare for writing - and launched "Global Science Certified Science Communicator Program (GSCSCP) in January 2009. Under this program, 30 - 35 participants will learn the art and craft of science communication, by practicing it. After the successful completion of 2-year training, participants will be awarded a certificate, which they will be able to use as qualification.