Handbook for media

We developed a handbook for the media focusing on How to report effectively on torture today. This manual aims at sensitizing media personnel on how to identify a torture victim and then how to properly report a torture case in the newspapers. A downloadable copy is available on our site...
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Free, Responsible and Independent Media (FIRM) – A two day Workshop in Islamabad

After much thought and deliberation the much important endeavor on paving way for a free, independent and responsible media was acknowledged by the first of many workshops. The two day workshop on the FIRM initiative saw energetic participation by a diversified group of journalists and panelists. Promoting a free, independent and responsible media is really...
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Swat – Lessons learned after a year

Swat was slowly witnessing some growth after a year army cleared the area when the floods struck it. There are many lessons for us to be learned from this. A dialogue titled “Swat – Lessons learned after a year” was held at a local hotel on Saturday by IL-Pakistan that highlighted the need to boost...
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Radio talk shows on FOI

We’ve now entered the second phase of our radio project on Freedom of Information in Pakistan. From May 7th to July 23rd every Thursday at half past seven in the evening our talk show on Freedom of Information named Janai ka Haq will be aired on FM100 in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore .In Quetta and...
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Radio msgs on Freedom of Information

With the support of Open Society Institute, we are seeking to create public awareness about Freedom of Information in Pakistan through the use of radio . Radio provides an efficient way of reaching out to maximum number of people. As a first step public service messages have been produced featuring noted columnist and playwright Munnu...
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Holier than thou?

Media is the proverbial whipping horse for some and a watch dog for others. Much has been said and written about the evolving media in Pakistan. A friend also has written about it here with reference to the Swat flogging case. One was also struck by the media’s role during the long march and have...
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