IPI’s Local News & Innovation Network is hosting a virtual newsroom visit to Tribal News Network, Pakistan, to learn about their experiences building a network of citizen journalists and engaging with communities in remote areas of the country.
Tribal News Network was founded to provide accurate and reliable information for the remote regions of Pakistan, and has evolved from a radio bulletin service to a digital-first news organization. By training citizen journalists they have been able to engage these communities and produce impactful reporting on issues that directly affect them.
- How TNN has built up a network of citizen journalists
- The story behind their innovative partnership-based funding model
- How they have uncovered and reported on stories that had a tangible impact on local communities
- Steps to creating a more inclusive media environment and improving gender representation
- Tayyeb Afridi, Director and co-founder
- Said Nazir, Director and co-founder
- Khalida Niaz, Senior Producer
This is the first of our latest round of newsroom visits, which offer media innovators a chance to get an inside look at how their peers around the world are managed, and to forge lasting relationships across countries, regions and continents.
The newsroom visits are organized as part of IPI’s Local News & Innovation Network, which also hosts a Slack community for peer-to-peer discussion – find out more here.
IPI’s virtual newsroom visits are made possible by support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).
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