Pakistan: Implementing Right to Information Acts – Promoting Data-Driven Journalism

The project promotes dialogue between media professionals and the civil servants at public authorities. The aim is to implement the Right to Information Acts in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a more user-friendly manner. Public Information Officers receive needs-based training on responding to requests for information. Technical staff in public authorities learn how to publish relevant data on digital platforms. Journalists and media houses acquire the skills to make professional use of the provided data – on issues such as taxes, local planning and budgeting processes, and accountability – in their reporting. In training workshops and by means of subsequent mentoring, media professionals learn how to carry out data-intensive research and prepare clear, data-based stories. Media house managers develop workflows to integrate data-driven journalism into everyday editorial processes.

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Promoting the right to access to information in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Promoting the right to access to information in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Deutsche Welle Akademie (DW) have launched an innovative pilot measure in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Punjab to promote the right to access to information of citizens and journalists. ...


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Project Overview

Project NamePromoting the right to access to information: Implementing Right to Information Acts - Promoting data-driven journalism
ObjectiveTo improve people’s access to understandable information about public administration.
Target groupsPublic Information Officers, Media Houses, Journalists
PartnersLocal Government, Elections and Rural Development Department KP, Excise and Taxation Department KP, KP Revenue Authority, Excise and Taxation Department Punjab, Punjab Revenue Authority, RTI Commissions in Punjab and KP, Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), Media House Islamabad, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Peshawar
Pilot phaseJuly 2016 - September 2017
Budget160.000 €
LinksImplementing GIZ Programme Media matters for democracy Punjab Information Commission Right to Information Commission KP


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