“The male-dominated sector must broaden its vision to spark debate about women and development”
says Tasneem Ahmar, Director, Uks, providing insight in how and why media should contribute in raising awareness on development and gender in her article published on SciDev.Net.
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March 12th, 2016
Analyzing media in Pakistan from a gender perspective
Uks launches GMMP 2015-Pakistan National Report
August 13th, 2015
PAKISTANI JOURNALISTS' TRAINING AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM at The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, USA, funded by The US Department of State
The application process will be opening again soon.
We have received a very positive response with more than 200 applications from across Pakistan for the second and third round of the exchange program. The decisions on shortlisting of applicants for interviews would be carried out by three parties; University of Oklahoma, US Department of State and Uks Research Centre. The shortlisted candidates would be duly notified for interviews to be carried out in Karachi and Islamabad.
The program provides journalists from both countries with opportunities to work together and build long-term professional relationships. Selected participants would spend three weeks in U.S. newsrooms in different parts of the country.
PAKISTANI URDU Media JOURNALISTS' (three-week) TRAINING AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM at The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, USA, funded by The US Department of State-
Notice: Date is extended to 9th of August 2015
The application form can be downloaded here. Applicants must follow all guidelines in the application document and submit their complete application package in accordance with the list of required supporting documents (including all supplemental material) to both the email addresses provided in the application instructions. The deadline for application submission is August 5, 2015.
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Research Study on Media and Gender in Asia-Pacific
In line with UNESCO’s Communication and Information Programme for 2014 to 2017, comprises research on gender and media conducted in partnership with national stakeholders in seven countries of the Asia-Pacific region (South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific): Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu.
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Islamabad: March 25th, 2015
Uks coordinates GMMP 5 in Pakistan
The GMMP is the largest and longest running research and advocacy initiative on fair and balanced gender representation in the news media. It is coordinated by WACC, a global network of communicators promoting communication for social change, in collaboration with data analyst Media Monitoring Africa, and with support from the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
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Washington DC: March 6th, 2015
Uks participated in the discussion Women Preventing Violent Extremism
Charting a New Course held on Friday, March 6, 2015 to celebrate the International Women's Day. The U.S. Institute of Peace invited women civil society leaders from India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania in this discussion that focused on lessons learnt in their work of preventing violent extremism in their communities and the role of gender in countering violent extremism.
PAKISTANI URDU-SPEAKING JOURNALISTS' TRAINING AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM at The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, USA, funded by The US Department of State
The application form can be downloaded here. Applicants must follow all guidelines in the application document and submit their complete application package (including all supplemental material) to both the email addresses provided in the application instructions. The deadline for applications is January 5th, 2015.
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Islamabad: January 8th, 2014
An interview with Voice of America:
Ms. Ahmar reiterated that “The positive portrayal of women in the media in Pakistan is imperative”
She added that women should not be treated as ‘objects’. Professionally women should be respected and treated based on their talent and not for their gender!
Islamabad: January 8th, 2014
Call for Entries: Uks-APNS Gender and Media Awards
Deadline for Submission: February 15, 2014
Uks Research Resource and Publication Centre, in collaboration with All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), is pleased to announce Gender and Media Awards with an aim to promote gender balanced and equitable reporting in media. These awards will be held in March 2014, as part of a formal ceremony in Islamabad that will also launch Uks and DANIDA project report on More Women in Media, The Final Touch.