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UNESCO Safety of Journalist and Right to Information

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

 

 

 

Project Goal

Duty bearers and policy makers are sensitized, trained and enabled for effective implementation of mechanisms on providing access to information and to promote safety of journalists

 

 

 

Project Objectives:

Objective 1: Build capacity of federal and provincial duty bearers (public institutions and policy makers) on safety of journalists (SoJ) to advance their knowledge on the topic and improve Pakistan’s indicators on the importance of the three Ps (prevention, protection, and prosecution) for a well-functioning democracy

Objective 2: Strengthening RTI legislation and also facilitate ground work for its implementation in Balochistan

 

 

 

 

Key Stakeholders

Access to Information Primary: Provincial and federal assembly members, political parties representatives, human rights defenders, media rights / journalist rights organizations, journalist associations, local press clubs, information departments, home department and police (as journalist safety is directly link with criminal justice system due to low prosecution

Freedom of Information Primary: Provincial and federal assembly members, political parties representatives, human rights defenders, Organizations and Individuals working on RTI, information department, ombudsman, governance experts, information commissioners, RTI research expert and NGOs.

 

 

 

Implementation Partners

Peace & Justice Network (PJN) through its network partners and National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) will implement the project.

For field consultations, PJN will engage its partners Public Broadcasting Network, IRADA, CPDI, Bytesforall, SSDO, DCHD, and Blue Veins. For media houses and press clubs access, PJN will also engage AAAP Communications.

 Project Budget:

PKR 5,500,000 (Annex attached)

Target Locations:

Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar (Balochistan consultations will be held in Islamabad)

 

Assignment Duration:

March 01 to July 30, 2019 (5 months)

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