12 media students trained on video journalism
17 March 2017
On March 17 and March 18, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) trained 12 media students on the essentials of video journalism, in Islamabad.
12 students from mass communication or media studies departments were selected from a pool of several, from all over the country. Students came from the following universities and outlets:
University of Karachi (UoK) 2
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) 2
IQRA University... Read More
“Pakistan Saga Awards” Celebrate Videos on Social Harmony and Peace
02 December 2016
Amid news about tensions among varied groups and communities in the country, what is forgotten is how there are hundreds of examples of peaceful co-existence among those same communities. Attempts should be made to showcase those examples more often.
These thoughts were expressed by speakers in “Pakistan Saga and Narratives” award ceremony, in which inspiring video reports, celebrating unsung heroes, peaceful messages, and shared responsibilities were displayed. The ceremony,... Read More
Substantial reform of practice and law of media regulation, a top priority: PIPS Conference
27 July 2016
Participants at an international conference called for substantial reform of the law and practice of media regulation, asking for bringing them in line with relevant constitutional and international human rights standards. They also called for strong protection of freedom of expression, underscoring how media underpins democracy and fights corruption.
These demands were part of the statements released at the end of the day-long international conference on media... Read More
Progressive reporting and analysis can change skewed perceptions of a conflict
02 February 2015
While journalists have the power to change narratives on conflict and influence public opinion, in Pakistan they lack the required capacity and professional training to develop progressive approaches to analyze and report conflicts. Besides practicing fundamental skills of journalism such as impartiality, accuracy, balance and ethics of investigation, journalists reporting conflicts should also develop skills of critical thinking and understanding of the dynamics of conflicts as well as learn... Read More
Experts reviewed PIPS media productions on interfaith harmony and coexistence
08 December 2014
Scholars, experts and representatives of civil society and human rights organizations watched and reviewed some short films, documentaries and songs produced by Pak Institute for Peace Studies in collaboration with Narratives Pvt. (Ltd.) as part of its ongoing program “Creating an environment that supports interfaith harmony, peace and democratic discourse in Pakistan.” Screened in Islamabad on December 3, 2014, these media productions highlighted aspects... Read More
Reporting and Analyzing Conflicts in Pakistan
10 January 2013
The information explosion has lifted the role of journalists from traditional story tellers to analytical and investigative reporters who have the professional capacity and abilities to think critically and link the available information to its larger political, socioeconomic and other related dimensions. The participating young and mid-career journalists were told in a media training workshop on ‘reporting and analyzing conflicts in Pakistan’ jointly... Read More
Media’s Role in Conflict: Unbiased, Balanced and Objective Reporting
26 December 2012
As dynamics of conflicts in Pakistan vary from region to region, journalists and media persons should try to understand the local contexts of conflicts in order to report and analyze them objectively as well as to ensure their own security in conflict-hit areas. The participant journalists and media experts observed in a journalists’ training workshop jointly organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and the Canadian High Commission on December 24 in... Read More
International moot demands better efforts from media bodies, governments to protect journalists
16 December 2011
ISLAMABAD: Safety of journalists must be the top priority for media organisations as well as state institutions in order to ensure the freedom of media in Pakistan, concluded speakers at a two-day international media conference organised by Pak Institute for Peace Studies and Intermedia Pakistan in Islamabad on December 12 & 13, 2011.
The speakers at the conference, titled ‘Media and Professionalism: Keeping Journalists and Journalism Safe in Hostile... Read More