August 12, 2022
ISLAMABAD—A quadrilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Research, Advocacy and Development (IRADA), Women Journalists Association of Pakistan (WJAP), Digital Journalists Association of Pakistan (DigiMAP), and Freedom Network was signed here at the National Press Club.
Under this MoU, IRADA will support WJAP through specialized training events on quality women-led and women-focused public interest journalism content for DigiMAP platforms.
Furthermore, IRADA will facilitate the engagement of WJAP with civil society organizations and networks, particularly the Alliance for Diversity and Pluralism in Media in Pakistan (ADPM), working on marginalization themes.
Ms. Fauzia Kalsoom Rana, WJAP convener, said the association provides equal opportunity to women journalists to raise their vioce against gender discrimination in media housesÛ” She said this MoU would provide women journalists an opportunity to groom their digital skills.
Ms. Rana said that initially, they faced challenges. However, she pointed out that Pakistan's constitution provides them the freedom of assembly. She said WJAP could train women journalists to equip them with the necessary skills to cover the stories relating to the marginalized segments of society.
Co-founder and editor of JournalismPakistan.com, Imran Naeem Ahmad, senior journalist Ismat Jabeen, Myra Imran, Vice President National Press Club, Iqbal Khattak, Executive Director of Freedom Network, Sabookh Syed, President DigiMAP, Adnan Rehmat from IMS, IRADA executive Aftab Alam, and broadcaster Rukhsana Mussarat attended the event.
Photo credit: Freedom Network
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