A delegation from the Germany’s leading organization for international media development, DW Akademie comprised of Karin Schadler Country Manger Pakistan Media Development DW Akademie and Asif Khan Country Representative Pakistan DW Akademie visited Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors’ head office on 18th May 2015.
Dr Jabbar Khattak General Secretary CPNE, Amir Mehmood Executive Member CPNE, Ghulam Nabi Chandio Executive Member CPNE, Hamid Hussain Abidi Finance Secretary CPNE, Rubina Rasheed Director Secretariat CPNE, Manager RTI Project, Abdul Rahim Moosvi Assistant Manager RTI Project, Furqan Haider Project Officer RTI Project and Muhammad Shahid Khan Consultant RTI Project accompanied the meeting.
Dr Jabbar Khattak explained the mode of working of CPNE in the perspective of media people’s capacity building, safety, freedom and for righteous ways of getting information. CPNE has also taken up a research work on various models of press safety and freedom throughout the world. CPNE is generously open to share its network, resources and expertise through any venture with any other organization which meet our agenda for media capacity building, protection and freedom.
Karin Schadler explained DW Akademie Deutsche Welle Aims and Objectives for the working in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of DW Akademie’s focus countries in Asia. In cooperation with several Pakistani partner organizations we’re aiming to strengthen the media sector and improve access to information. We believe that secured, independent media and responsible journalism with digital safety are essential worldwide. We are willing to help rebuild media in post-crisis and post-conflict environments and contribute internationally to the professional training of media workers. Sustainable peace and democracy, unbiased transparency and accountability would be a better outcome then. We consider our work to be successful when our partners seek change and are able to follow through with reforms. A realistic media code of conduct should be implemented throughout in media houses. We are interested to address the issues of physical and digital safety through media training. Journalists require such training regularly. CPNE could help the media houses for regular sustainable training programs.
The meeting concluded with an optimistic approach to initiate combined efforts on the common goals.