Pakistan | Institute for War and Peace Reporting



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.

12 Feb 10
IWPR trainees produce radio programmes and more of their articles appear in the local press.
2 Feb 10
Fed up with government press restrictions and media self-censorship, they find their voice on web.
Malala. (Photo: IWPR)
IWPR staff
15 Jan 10
Rising star of youth journalism inspires fellow students in Pakistan.
22 Dec 09
Students attending IWPR classroom discussions say they’ve acquired a better understanding of rights issues.
21 Oct 09
Participants in Open Minds project bolstered by publication of first story in national press.
Ella Rolfe
25 Sep 09
25 Sep 09
IWPR training programme enabling girls to air their views in the classroom.