Akhtar Shaheen Rind
KARACHI: The ten-day workshop of the “National Media Fellowship on Responsible Reporting and Representation of Gender Based Violence and Child Marriage” concluded in Karachi, Saturday.
The fellowship is the flagship media initiative of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and is supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) IBA.
The workshop was attended by 40 journalists reporting on GBV and child marriage issues from across the country. All provinces of the country were represented at the workshop. Journalists came from English, Urdu and Regional media and from print, radio, TV and digital platforms.
The participants were sensitized on GBV and child marriage issues and trainers discussed on how to report on these areas with sensitivity and responsibility. Participants were also taught hand-on skills like mobile journalism, data journalism and digital journalism.
The NCSW initiated first National Media Fellowship on GBV and Child Marriage in 2022 which successfully concluded with 162 GBV and Child Marriage stories published in all mediums. This is the second cohort of this initiative.