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Pakistani, journalist, training and exchange' PROGRAM at The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, USA, funded by The US Department of State

Urdu language-based media professionals are invited to apply for this news media exposure, training and exchange program. The selected journalists will spend three weeks in United States and visit a variety of U.S. newsrooms in different parts of the country. 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 the email address provided in the application form. The deadline for application submission is extended upto September 05, 2016

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“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.

SciDev.Net's website is the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, engaging primarily with development professionals, policymakers, researchers, the media and the informed public.

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Analyzing media in Pakistan from a gender perspective

Uks launches GMMP 2015-Pakistan National Report

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August 13th, 2015



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.

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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!

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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.

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News On Pakistani Women From Across The Globe

What they say about Uks

I wanted to send my appreciation to the Uks team for your recent progress report. I enjoyed hearing the stories and feedback from the radio producers. The quotes your group used to tell the progress of the project was truly useful for me understand how you do your work and what it means to your group. Similarly the experience sharing and learning process that was integrated into the project was impressive and touched me as a fellow feminist. I very much enjoyed the report and I hope to read the next one at the end of the grant period

Devi Leiper,
Program Associate,
Asia & Oceania The Global Fund for Women
Uks has done a tremendous and commendable job in highlighting the importance of radio and how this form of media can serve to highlight gender sensitive programming by promoting women’s issues, based on the concept of media advocacy as a central strategy for raising public awareness and sensitization. I congratulate Uks and its team for undertaking and accomplishing this task with dedication and commitment , and I hope more efforts of this kind will be made in future to carry forward the good work done already in the common interest of the people of our country.

Prof. Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan,
Vice Chancellor,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
I am delighted that a network for women in media is taking root in Pakistan! Panos Pakistan supports this effort whole-heartedly because in the course of our work, which is to work with and through the media to improve coverage of critical development issues, we have found a disappointing lack of women in general and in particular in the upper echelons of the media industry. There needs to be more women managing media in Pakistan, and indeed in the regions, and we hope this effort by Uks will provide a much needed platform for Pakistan’s media women to make themselves seen and heard.

Sahar Ali Country,
Director PANOS,
South Asia-Pakistan