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Call for Applications For Mentorship Program On Elections

Call for Applications For Mentorship Program On Elections

admin | May 2, 2018 | category: Jobs

Call for Applications For Mentorship Program On Elections. UNESCO Islamabad Office in coordination with UNDP, and in partnership with PPF, is implementing the “Project for Electoral Assistance” ahead of Pakistan’s 2018 national and provincial elections.The project aims to build the capacity of male and female journalists, editors, and recent graduates in journalism/mass communications on electoral reporting so that they are fully equipped to inform on electoral processes during the 2018 and future elections.

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) seeks applications for a mentorship program for recently-graduated students from faculties of journalism and mass communications. The program will include recent graduates from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar and Quetta.

Those selected for the mentorship programme will join a one-day workshop on ethical journalism and code of conduct with specific focus on electoral reporting. They will then be assigned to a senior journalists who will guide and mentor them for a period of three months before, during and after the elections. The mentoring will be three times a week for two hours.

Under this mentorship program, students will be mentored on updating their social media, following election’s news, assessing of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ examples of reporting, gender-responsive reporting, minorities’ representation and verifying information. The stipend for this mentorship program is five thousand rupees per month. The duration is three months and payment is based on completion of assigned tasks.

Following is the criteria for the eligibility of the students:

Male and female students who have graduated from the faculties of Journalism and Mass Communications from an HEC recognized university within the last 12 months. Those working in media media organizations will be given preference.
Applicants must send:
  1. a) Professional resume/CV with recent photograph.
  2. b) Scanned copy of the degree and transcript of their graduation programs.
  3. c) Three references.
Applications should be sent to mentorship@pakistanpressfoundation.org
The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59 PM on Monday, May 7.
Fellowship proposal forms are available at:
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ECP to Register Eunuchs as Voters: Secretary ECP

ECP to Register Eunuchs as Voters: Secretary ECP

Sumera Saeed | December 18, 2017 | category: News

ECP to register eunuchs as voters: secretary ECP. Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad Monday assured that especial steps being taken by ECP to register transgender as voters.Talking to a delegation of transgender who called upon the secretary ECP in his office on Monday, the secretary hoped that disable persons, women and transgender will actively participate in upcoming elections.

Matters related to enlisting the third gender as voter and problems being faced by the community during polling process were discussed in detail during the meeting. Assuring full cooperation on behest of ECP, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad said that before starting review of voter lists’ from January 2018, all district election commissioners would be directed to register transgender as voters adding priority would be given to transvestite at polling stations during the polling process, he said.

“During the training of Presiding officers, they would be given special directives regarding care of eunuchs on polling day,” Secretary ECP mentioned while talking to the delegation. He told the delegation that drive going on in 79 districts to register women as voters during which steps will also be taken for registration of third gender.
The delegation thanked the secretary for taking beneficial steps for the community and assured him to play due role during the upcoming polls.

The delegation was comprised upon leader of Baluchistan Transgender Alliance Madam Lucky, General Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Transgender Alliance Arzoo Khan, Farzana Khan, Program Coordinator Blue Whales Qamar Naseem, Gul Jana Advocate and Advocate Shazia Ijaz.

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