Media for Peace

PIPS disseminated “Code of Ethics for Pakistan Media” nation-wide


05 June 2017

Events

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) has hosted a series of education and awareness workshops on the code of ethics for Pakistani media, in the four provincial capitals and Islamabad. The learning activity, held at press clubs of the respective cities, disseminated the “Code of Ethics for Pakistani Media” and generated debate on it. Pakistan Coalition of Ethical Journalism (PCEJ), a media watchdog body, comprising of senior journalists, oversaw the development of Code of Ethics... Read More

PIPS hosts “Inclusive and Secure Pakistan” seminar, calls upon parliamentarians to address the multi-dimensional issue of extremism


25 May 2017

Events

On 25 May 2017, PIPS hosted “Inclusive and Secure Pakistan” seminar, releasing a national policy report on how to counter violent extremism in Pakistan, and discussing debate on the content of that document. Participants of the seminar urged upon the parliamentarians to help confront the issue by instilling a fresh narrative, overseeing policies impacting internal peace, tightening rules and procedures of extremist-fighting bodies, and above all holding debates on the causes... Read More

12 media students trained on video journalism


17 March 2017

Events

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 & media studies departments were selected from a pool of several universities 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)  ... Read More

Pakistan-Afghanistan media should orient debates beyond blame game: PIPS roundtable


14 March 2017

Events

On 14 March 2017, PIPS, with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), hosted a roundtable dialogue, “Pakistan-Afghanistan relations: transforming through media”. The dialogue hosted ten visiting Afghan journalists, who were selected in an exchange program, and was attended by senior experts, journalists, and former officials from Pakistan. Participants at the roundtable agreed that for all the attempts to overcome past bitterness between Pakistan and... Read More

“Pakistan Saga Awards” Celebrate Videos on Social Harmony and Peace


02 December 2016

Events

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

Events

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

Events

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

Events

     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
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