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Intermedia is a registered not-for-profit Pakistani independent media development and development communications organization. Intermedia’s vision statement aims at “supporting freedom of expression, access to information and citizens making informed opinions and decisions as a means of promoting an informed, democratic and tolerant society.”

Intermedia’s principal activities are centered on building technical and professional capacities and competencies of media organizations, including TV channels, radio stations and newspapers, and media rights bodies through trainings; promoting free media in Pakistan through fair media laws and reforms; and carrying out research, advocacy and analysis on democracy and media-related issues.

Intermedia also focuses on building communications capacities of development organizations to help them improve their outreach. Intermedia focuses on improving the quality of civic and thematic dialogue and development communications critical to an open, pluralistic and democratic society by working with civil society groups and development sector organizations in improving their communications capacities in a dynamically evolving media sector.

CAPACITY and EXPERTISE
Intermedia has conducted theme-based trainings for dozens of media organizations, including TV channels, radio stations and newspapers and over 2,700 journalists across urban and rural regions of Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, Sindh and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AJK) on political reporting, electoral reforms, elections, health, mother and child healthcare, media law, conflict, legal frameworks, politics, development sector, legislatures, humanitarian issues, the perspectives of women and other marginalized groups, etc.

The thematic areas of Intermedia expertise and experience in media development and development communications include the following:

Intermedia Pakistan is a registered Pakistani independent media development and development communications organization. Intermedia’s vision statement aims at “supporting freedom of expression, access to information and citizens making informed opinions and decisions as a means of promoting an informed, democratic and tolerant society.” Intermedia’s principal activities are centered on building technical and professional capacities and competencies of media organizations, including TV channels, radio stations and newspapers, and media rights bodies through trainings; promoting free media in Pakistan through fair media laws and reforms; and carrying out research, advocacy and analysis on democracy, conflict & peace, human rights and media-related issues. Intermedia also focuses on building communications capacities of development organizations to help them improve their outreach. Intermedia focuses on improving the quality of civic and thematic dialogue and development communications critical to an open, pluralistic and democratic society by working with civil society groups and development sector organizations in improving their communications capacities in a dynamically evolving media sector.

CAPACITY and EXPERTISE
Intermedia has conducted theme-based trainings for dozens of media organizations, including TV channels, radio stations and newspapers and over 2,700 journalists across urban and rural regions of Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, Sindh and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (AJK) on political reporting, electoral reforms, elections, health, mother and child healthcare, media law, conflict, legal frameworks, politics, development sector, legislatures, humanitarian issues, the perspectives of women and other marginalized groups, etc. The thematic areas of Intermedia expertise and experience in media development and development communications include the following:

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEbuilding technical capacities of the broadcast sector
Intermedia staff have experience building newsrooms of radio stations; conducting journalism boot camps and thematic trainings for radio and TV reporters; helping design thematic radio and TV programs; and journalism production trainings

THEMATIC EXPERTISE building thematic expertise of media
Intermedia helps promote greater professionalism of media by building their capacity on reporting thematic issues such as those related to women, youth, children, development, environment, etc; conducting orientation workshops on reporting thematic issues.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIPSbuilding partnerships between community actors

Intermedia helps promote civic action initiatives by facilitating partnerships of community actors around thematic issues such as peace and human rights; engaging specific demographics such as youth and women and target groups such as activists, government officials,  elected representatives.

PEACE & CONFLICT JOURNALISMpromoting sensitive coverage of conflict and peace issues

Intermedia helps promote civic action initiatives by facilitating partnerships of community actors around thematic issues such as peace and human rights; engaging specific demographics such as youth and women and target groups such as activists, government officials,  elected representatives.

RADIO FOR PEACEBUILDINGbuilding capacity of FM radio stations on local conflict mapping and promoting collaborative approaches to peacebuilding
Conducting advocacy and training for the radio sector to bring together local conflict actors and promote peacebuilding through collaborative approaches; and training radios stations for professional reporting on conflict issues across Pakistan

PROMOTING COMMUNITY VOICES ON RADIO IN CONFLICT REGIONSbuilding capacity of FM radio stations in conflict regions to promote local voices on air

Promoting coverage of development issues and raising local voices on air to promote community ownership of local issues; improving quantity and quality of professional information from conflict regions

REPORTING POLITICSbuilding media capacities to report political and electoral issues
Educational workshops for journalists on political processes, parliament, political parties and electoral reforms to build their capacities for issue-based coverage of politics

HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVESbuilding capacities of media on coverage of rights issues
Training workshops for media on coverage of rights issues as well as incorporating human rights perspectives in everyday reporting; orientation dialogues with universities to encourage student awareness of rights issues

HEALTH JOURNALISMbuilding capacities of media on reporting on thematic health issues
Training of journalists on health issues in general and on issues related to mothers, newborns and child healthcare [MNCH]; building communications capacities of public health officials

DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISMbuilding reporting capacities of media on development issues
Training media on people-centered reporting and incorporating development perspectives in everyday reporting; training development sector and public sector organizations and officials on development communications and production of radio programs on humanitarian and development issues

LEGAL REPORTINGbuilding media capacities to cover legal and court reporting
Training workshops for journalists to build their capacities to understand legal processes and the constitution and reporting court proceedings

MEDIA LEGAL ADVOCACYeducating journalists and stakeholders on the media regulations
Conducting media law clinics for journalists and media associations to educate them about their rights and responsibilities and awareness about media laws and regulations

HUMANITARIAN INFORMATIONbuilding local media capacities on reporting disasters and displacements
Building capacity of local media to produce relevant and reliable humanitarian information for IDPs [internally displaced persons] and host communities, caused by disasters or conflicts, through training, mentoring and equipment upgrades; for reporting on IDP rights and aid; and producing model information radio programs on IDPs issues

CONFLICT COVERAGEbuilding capacity of media to cover conflict issues professionally
Trainings for professional reporting on conflict issues in conflict regions such as FATA, KP and Balochistan

PARLIAMENTARY WATCHdocumenting legislative performance of elected legislatures
Monitoring and documentation of proceedings of the provincial assemblies to evaluate performance of legislators on legislative agendas

MEDIA MONITORINGmonitoring media coverage of thematic issues
Monitoring mainstream print media for media content analysis of the coverage of issues such as health, politics, elections, etc., through production of thematic periodic newsletters and reports

MEDIA RESEARCHresearching media issues
Conducting research on media issues to analyze the dynamics of the burgeoning sector and the trends that are shaping it and producing reports on the state of the media on the national, provincial and local levels in Pakistan

MEDIA ADVOCACYlobbying for fair media laws and freedom of expression
Lobbying for an enabling media regulatory framework; advocating open and unhindered access to information and freedom of expression; chronicling censorship and violations against the media; and conducting orientation workshops for journalists and media groups on media rights and responsibilities

MEDIA TRAININGS and WORSHOPSimproving professional media capacities
Conducting journalism trainings and thematic educational workshops to improve media professionalism and standards

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