PESHAWAR: Journalists and representatives of civil society organisations can use the Right to Information Act, 2013 for fact-based and investigative reporting. This was pointed out by representatives of the civil society groups Rukhshanda Naz, Maryum Bibi and Qamar. They shared these views at the launch of Reporting on Human Rights, Pakistan Media Guide produced by Democracy Reporting International, a non-profit organisation registered in Berlin. The event was held at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday. At the launch, participants were told Pakistan has approved a number of international human rights treaties, such as International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. DRI’s media guide highlights that the European Union granted Pakistan the status of Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) in 2014 under which Pakistan has committed to comply with 27 international treaties.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2016.