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Initiative: Other side of conflict
Supported by: National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Project Duration: One (01) Year / 12 months

The twelve (12) months initiative, in partnership with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is the continuation of previous projects and aims at building the capacity of media professionals, aspiring journalists and faculty members of journalism departments on conflict sensitive journalism; encouraging them to apply their learnings in practical field and creating sustainability by involvement of relevant stakeholders. The project is divided into two (02) components. The first component of the initiative deals with strengthening the conflict and democratic reporting skills of local media personnel and journalism students, while encouraging them to practically utilize their learnings. A total of ten (10) core groups will be formed, consisting of students and journalists involved in previous trainings during the first component. The second component, deals with encouraging journalists, media outlets, students and academia towards development of a paradigm; regarding the role of journalism in strengthening of democratic values and practices. The organization will hold four (04) curriculum designing sessions within the universities involved. These sessions will include head of departments, university administration, students of mass communication and journalism and faculty members. They will be involved in development, publishing and airing of news stories related to conflict areas. In addition, two (02) dialogue/follow-up sessions will be held with journalists, students, academia, bureau chiefs and editors regarding the role of media in conflict struck areas.



Initiative: Free Independent and Responsible Media (FIRM)
Supported by: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung Fur Die Freiheit (FnF)
Project Duration: 1st January 2015 - 31st December 2015


IL Pakistan has been working with Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung Fur Die Freiheit (FnF) since 2010 to sensitize media personnel’s about the ethics of media, in order to augment the standard of journalism in Pakistan. Through the initiative (FIRM), trainings on Responsible Reporting, Citizen Journalism and Social Media have been conducted in various districts of Baluchistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and the Federal Capital, Islamabad. In 2015, through the FIRM initiative, Individualland will continue to raise awareness of responsible journalism in both print and electronic media. While the focus previously has been on the capacity building of journalists, this year, FIRM will engage political leaders and media stakeholders to sit together and formulate a set of workable reforms in media regulated regulations and laws. Moreover, in the year 2015, an online leadership course will also be initiated to engage young students, aspiring journalists and members of civil society organizations (CSOs), so they can have clear understanding of liberal ideas. At the end of the year, a national media conference will also be conducted in the federal capital, Islamabad, where citizens, journalists, media representatives, previous beneficiaries of the project as well as renowned journalists will discuss prevalent issues faced by media in Pakistan.


Initiative: Public Participation for Good Governance and Accountability in Baluchistan
Supported by: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Islamabad
Project Duration: March 2014 – September 2015


Individualland Pakistan has recently started a nineteen (19) months initiative that aims at sensitizing the citizens of thirteen (13) districts of Balochistan regarding their respective district’s budget allocation in the thematic areas of health, education, infrastructure, law and order and women development. This initiative is the continuation of a pilot initiative tilted ‘Public participation in the governance of Pishin’ with the support of the German embassy. After successfully conducting the budget analysis and formulation of citizens’ budget in Pishin through three Social Audit Teams (SAT), citizens of Pishin are taking active interest in the welfare of their district through active involvement. The present initiative is also looking forward towards encouraging citizens of thirteen (13) districts, including Pishin to participate in the governance of their respective districts.


Initiative: Citizens Voice Project: Engagement of Media on responsibility towards citizens in KPK
Supported by: USAID Citizens’ Voice Project
Project Duration: 3rd March 2014 – 2nd April 2015


This 12 months initiative under the umbrella of Citizens Voice Project, funded by USAID aims at building the capacity of journalists on conflict reporting in Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera and DI Khan districts of KP. Through its interventions, capacity of carefully chosen journalists would be enhanced for responsible conflict reporting. The initiative also envisages research on the subject of media freedom, responsibility and regulations regarding the media practices. Dialogues will also be held with the civil society, relevant government departments, journalists and media groups to identify and highlight issues and challenges about the subject of media responsibility, freedom and independence. IL Pakistan will particularly work on developing a toolkit that will provide information on all the corresponding laws on Right to Information, Right to Public services and Local government act along with basics of responsible reporting and conflict sensitive journalism.











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