Project Overview

RSIL in partnership with the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) and Open Society Foundation carried out research aimed at improving the safety and protection of journalists working in Pakistan.

Project Outcomes

A research paper was prepared by our researchers which set out a roadmap for legislative and policy reform for improving the safety of journalists in Pakistan. The paper analyzed international laws and international best practices on the protection of media personnel and compared these with the domestic legal framework and existing standards.

The findings of our research were presented by our team at an international conference on ‘Combatting Impunity and Securing Safety of Journalists’ in January, 2015 in Islamabad.

Date: December 2014 – February 2015

Team: Moughees Khan, Maira Sheikh

Project Partner: Open Society Foundation through the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan