ISLAMABAD: Journalists from different print and electronic news media outlets in Islamabad will attend a day long training session today (Tuesday) on professional reporting about children in Pakistan.
The training is being arranged by Intermedia Pakistan, a media development organisation, working with UNICEF to improve the extent and quality of public discourse about child rights and protection issues. The project website www.childreninmedia.pk has also been launched; it will feature updates, news and events related to this initiative and will also highlight news content developed by the trained journalists. The media training in Islamabad follows the development of a code of ethics on child rights and protection issues. The code was drafted after consultation with senior journalists, media managers and relevant civil society organisations. The formal endorsement of voluntary code of ethics was done through two events organised in Karachi and Lahore by major media organisations.