The media fellowship project aims to build the capacity of journalists of Pakistan to investigate water and sanitation problems and their relation to health, well-being and human development. The program provides an opportunity for journalists to gain first-hand knowledge through research and investigation to ensure responsible and accurate coverage of water and sanitation issues.
- More specifically, the programme aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Sensitisation of policymakers through in-depth coverage of water and sanitation-related problems, success stories.
- Shape public opinion, creating awareness for behavioural change through success stories.
- Recognise and promote a community of young journalists in the area of water and sanitation through real-time exposure in the field.
It provides an informed and evidence-based context to key policy debates and mutual understanding of WASH as an issue, highlighting in the mainstream media and raising the voice of poor and marginalised people who are living without water and sanitation services.
A collection of stories
by the media fellows compiled in a book form.