A new book--- Professional Journalism – has been launched in Pashto language by Danish Karokhail, editor-in-chief of Pajhwok Afghan News, in Kabul.
The book, containing 316 pages and 14 chapters, is dedicated to the three fallen Pajhwok’s reporters -- Abdul Samad Rohani, Janullah Hashemzada and Omid Khpalwak.
Habibullah Rafi, renowned researcher and member of Afghanistan Science Academy, and Abdul Ghafoor Lewal, an author and journalist, called the book a major contribution to the field of journalism.Dan
ish Karokhail has two decades of professional journalism and media management experience in Afghanistan. “Twenty years of experience in journalism prompted me to write the book with the aim of helping other journalists to demonstrate professionalism in the field,” Karokhail wrote in introduction part of his book.A p
art from basics of journalism, the book also discusses the current style prevalent in Pashto journalism. Habibullah Rafi expressed the hope that the book could prove an asset for professional journalists.Abd
ul Ghafoor Lewal, head of Afghanistan centre for strategic studies, said the book was not only a theoretical and academic work but also showed extensive experience of a successful journalist.“Th
e book will have a historic significance. If someone else wanted to write a book on journalism this could be a well guide,” he added.Kar
okhail has won many medals and awards in journalism. He has also published many articles and research papers in national and international media.