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Open Minds, 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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IWPR
10 Oct 14
Her story shows how a single, determined local voice can have truly global impact.
IWPR
21 Oct 10
International broadcaster devotes programme to IWPR’s groundbreaking journalism project in Pakistan.
Ella Rolfe
29 Sep 10
Authority responsible for registered madrassas in Pakistan eager to introduce IWPR media training into more schools.
Ella Rolfe
18 Aug 10
Blog set up to host articles written by young people from some of worst-affected regions of Pakistan.
Ella Rolfe
16 Aug 10
After just three months’ of training, latest IWPR recruits are reporting on strife-torn tribal areas.
IWPR
20 May 10
Talented Open Minds trainee offered exciting opportunity on national radio.
IWPR
20 May 10
Curfew in troubled region of northern Pakistan eased following IWPR trainee’s scoop.
IWPR
15 Apr 10
Open Minds journalism students put their newly acquired skills into practice.
IWPR
15 Apr 10
Talented Open Minds trainee offered big break on national radio.
IWPR
15 Apr 10
Student says IWPR Open Minds training contributed to his triumph in regional debating competition.

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