Journalist


Missing in Action: Experiences of women with climate journalism

This booklet narrates the stories of five female journalists from Pakistan who are working on environment- and climate-change-related issues. Women are being disproportionately and adversely impacted by climate change and female journalists are uniquely placed to understand and share their stories. However, these journalists are ‘missing in action’ from the media in sharing their experiences of environmental activism and climate action. The publication covers a range of challenges journalists face, from limitations on mobility and harassment, to gender-based discrimination in media houses. It highlights why environmental issues sometimes make headlines while remaining dormant at others. Additional details Author(s) Ebrahim, Zofeen […]


Digital Rights Foundation releases its report ‘Sifting truth from lies’

Jan 8, 2020, Lahore: Journalists have identified social media, particularly WhatsApp, as the hotbed for the spread of false information, noting that the increasing crisis of confidence in journalism is being fed by the weaponization of the term fake news, according to a recent Digital Rights Foundation study. The Digital Rights Foundation, a registered non-governmental advocacy-based research organisation – on Wednesday released its report titled ‘Sifting truth from lies in the age of fake news’. The study attempts to identify topics that are more susceptible to fake news, and common methods of its dissemination. It also examines the extent of […]


ICRC seeks applications/nominations for Pakistan Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA) invite Pakistani journalists to submit entries for consideration to the Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019. The award will focus on work produced in the field of humanitarian reporting and will be judged in four categories: Mainstream Broadcast (Urdu); Mainstream Print (Urdu); Mainstream Print (English); Online (English & Urdu) Winners in each category will be awarded Rs.100,000 and runner-ups will receive Rs.80,000. Participants can send stories/packages that they have published/produced on humanitarian issues from September 17, 2018 to August 20, 2019. Ideally, the stories should have focused […]