Pakistan

IWPR’s Open Minds project in Pakistan seeks to engage youth in public discussion and debate. It works in 42 state schools and madrassas across the country’s troubled areas – Northwest Frontier Province (including Swat Valley), Karachi and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas – training some 4,000 secondary school students, both boys and girls, in basic journalism and discussion skills. The project’s young trainees have published a number of articles in Pakistani newspapers and a group in the remote northern area of Chitral has launched a radio show with all reports recorded by student trainees.

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Malala Yousafzai opening the new Library of Birmingham. September 3, 2013. (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images. © Getty Images)
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Malala Yousafzai in hospital, with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers. (Photo: Malala/Facebook)
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Malala Yousufzai attends an Open Minds awards ceremony, December 2010. (Photo: IWPR)
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Mukarram Khan Atif reporting from his home Mohmand Agency. Photo courtesy of Voice of America. (Copyright VOA)
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Authority responsible for registered madrassas in Pakistan eager to introduce IWPR media training into more schools.
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