World Radio Day 2016: Radio in times of emergency and disaster

UNESCO Islamabad joined hands with Pakistan radio broadcasting and media organizations to mark the fifth edition of the World Radio Day.
Islamabad, 11 February 2016: Workshop on Radio Saves Lives

UNESCO Islamabad together with the UN Information Center (UNIC) and the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) commemorated the World Radio Day 2016 under the sub theme, "Radio Save Lives", in Islamabad.

More than 130 reporters and producers from the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, radio experts, and representatives from the United Nations System in Pakistan highlighted the work of the UN system as well as the importance of radio in times of emergency and disaster situation. Read more...

For further details: Event pictures, Press clipping

 Radio Talk Show: FM 100 Islamabad
 Commemoration of World Radio Day 2016 at Lahore Press Club
 UNESCO Islamabad join hands with Radio Tribal News Network for broadcasting special report on World Radio Day 2016
 UNESCO and UNWOMEN in collaboration with Radio Pakistan Quetta organized radio talk show to mark the World Radio Day 2016

Supporting safety of journalists in Pakistan

Fifty participants joined a UNESCO workshop in Islamabad on Thursday in the build-up to the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists to be marked on 2 November.

The discussants examined the issues raised in the draft of a new study covering journalists' safety and the problem of impunity in the country. The research is based on specialized indicators developed through UNESCO's Intergovernmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). Read more...
 Journalists' Safety Indicators
 Safety of Journalists and Impunity
 UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
 Dawn - Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists' safety

Television talk show discussed open access to information and knowledge platforms for person with disabilities

Islamabad - 2 September 2015: To raise and promote awareness on access to information and knowledge platforms for persons with disabilities, UNESCO Islamabad together with Pakistan Television and Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP) organized a morning talk show on PTV World. The purpose of the TV talk show is to highlight ways of making information and other online platform more accessible for persons with disabilities in Pakistan.

Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Representative/Director UNESCO Islamabad, Mr. Atif Sheikh, President, Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP);, Mr. Amir Jahangir, CEO Mishal Pvt Limited; Ali Shabbar, Project Manager, STEP and Mr. Rizwan, Sign language expert participated in the live TV show. Read more...
World This Morning - Effective communication with people with disabilities

Digital Help Desk for female journalists set up as digital security workshop concludes

Islamabad - 21 August 2015: A digital safety Helpdesk to assist female journalists in media dealing with issues of digital security or online harassment has been set up at local media development organisation, Media
Matters for Democracy, MMfD, in Islamabad. The creation of digital security help desk has followed the conclusion of a series of two digital safety workshops, "Connected and Safe", organized by MMfD in collaboration with UNESCO Islamabad. 30 female journalists and bloggers from different print and electronic media participated in the training workshop. Read more...
 Press Release
 Press Clipping   ARY News | Sabah

World Press Freedom Day 2015 commemorated in Islamabad

Islamabad - 4 May 2015: UNESCO and Media House Islamabad marked the World Press Freedom Day 2015 by organizing a debate on "Towards Better Reporting in Digital Age" under the global theme, Let Journalism Thrive!
Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age. Read more...
 Press Release, UNESCO Pakistan Tweets, Radio Report
 Video News Coverage
 Press Clipping   Daily Times | Tribune | Dawn | The Nation | Channel 24 | Pakistan Press Foundation
 Freedom of Expression in Pakistan, a continue struggle

UNESCO Islamabad and World Radio Day celebrations in Pakistan

Efforts to recognize the importance of Youth and Radio marked on the occasion of fourth anniversary of World Radio Day in Pakistan
Radio for youth- radio with youth and radio by youth, discussions unfolded to UNESCO call for greater participation of young people in radio

Islamabad, 13 February 2015: To mark the fourth commemoration of World Radio Day 2015, UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Pakistan) and Institute of Educational Technology, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) organized different events in Islamabad. These includes Talk show, dialogue and panel discussion.
 Exclusive Interview of Ms. Irina Bokova, DG UNESCO
 Panel discussion: Significance of Radio in Globalized World and Empowering Youth through Radio
 Dialogue organized by Institute of Educational Technology (AIOU) and UNESCO
  • 2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

  • IPDC Projects
  • Skill Development Program:
    Through IPDC funding UNESCO is supporting Rural Media Network to train district level journalists in ethical and professional news writing. Read More

  • Radio Journalists Training:
    Pakistan Press Foundation is training FM radio journalists through IPDC funding this year to produce news and current affairs programming.

  • Strengthening Press Clubs in FATA:
    UNESCO supported funding to Intermedia, helped strengthing press clubs in seven agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.