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BBC World Service shares online journalism expertise with India students

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MUMBAI: BBC World Service has announced that the online site of BBC Hindi - bbchindi.com - has joined forces with its online partner Webdunia to conduct online journalism workshops for students in India.

Teams are holding special sessions at universities and schools of journalism in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. The sessions will provide the students with an insight into how online works, and give them hands-on training in how best to write for web audiences.

At the end of the workshop, the students will be assigned special subjects to write on, and the best three pieces will be published on bbchindi.com. BBChindi.com editor Salma Zaidi said, "I am looking forward to sharing with the budding online journalists the BBC's editorial standards, which are the backbone of the BBC Hindi journalism. I hope that they will be able to implement these principles of objectivity in their future careers, further raising the benchmark of Hindi-language journalism."

Webdunia CEO Vinay Chhajlani says, "The universities offer several courses for print and audio-visual journalism but students do not have enough practical knowledge of online journalism. I am sure that this workshop will prove very beneficial in this direction."

BBC Hindi programmes are produced from studios in London and New Delhi and are set in a rolling format, with news, current affairs and features. The interactive morning and evening programmes, Aaj Ke Din and Aaj Kal, bring the BBC Hindi listeners news, analysis and interviews on a range of issues, from current affairs and careers to showbiz and sports. BBC Hindi is available on shortwave and medium wave radio transmitters and via cable television. Hindi speakers can access BBC Hindi programmes in text and in audio at bbchindi.com.

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