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Pakistan Press Foundation calls for applications for the inclusive election reporting in Pakistan fellowship

The deadline for submission of applications is August 20, 2023.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with Thomson Media, within the Total Turnout: Enhancing minority representation in the run up to the next general elections in Pakistan IFA funded project, invites applications for a fellowship program on inclusive reporting to enhance minority representation in the run-up to the next general elections in Pakistan.

The project aims to support local reporters, including women citizen reporters and bloggers, to produce factual and conflict-sensitive multimedia reports addressing the needs of minorities, especially women, and speaking truth to power in the aftermath of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Pakistan.

The fellowship program intends to make a contribution to reinforce independent, ethical, and accountable media in Pakistan through the capacity building of media professionals.

The fellowships will include the following:

  • The fellowship amount for support in producing articles will be up to seventy-two thousand rupees.
  • Participation in two in-person workshops on capacity-building and safety.
  • Participation in one online lecture on election know-how.
  • Participation in bi-monthly virtual newsrooms on election reporting.
  • Production of four conflict-sensitive election stories.
  • Editorial and technical support.

Travel expenses to attend in-person training and a contribution towards connectivity packages to facilitate the production will be covered by the organizers.

Selected participants will work under the supervision of a senior journalist who will act as fellowship editor during the fellowship term.  During the fellowship program (August 2023- October 2024), each fellow will be expected to produce four stories for publication or broadcast in media organizations in the pre and post-election cycle.

Journalists with experience of at least three years and an interest in investigative reporting particularly election coverage are encouraged to apply. Journalists from all provinces and regional areas of Pakistan and women journalists from minority groups and marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must send the following:

  • Fellowship application form
  • Copy of the press card or employment letter
  • Resume/CV

Applications should be sent to ppfelectionreporting@pakistanpressfoundation.org 

The deadline for submitting applications is August 20, 2023.  Applications received after the due date will not be entertained.

PPF Application Form (English): https://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Final-Application-Form-English.docx

For Google Form: https://forms.gle/EWU7qVqVFTji726r5

PPF Application Form (Urdu):

https://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Final-Application-Form-Urdu.docx

For Google Form: https://forms.gle/HmgWPTGSj9cJb6fV6 


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