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Journalists' Resources

India - Pakistan


Here are resources for reporting and for context on South Asian issues.

Center for Monitoring the India Economy is a private organization, whose data offers helpful insight to the Indian economy. 
Centre for Sustainable Employment is a research center at Azim Premji University, India, that provides helpful data and reports on the state of work in India 
Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan is a non-partisan policy organization that examines Pakistan’s economy. Its podcast can be helpful in focusing on specific issues. 
Prime Institute is a public policy institute in Pakistan that examines public policy “dedicated to the ideals of liberty, and limited government, free markets, and development.”

Here are resources for reporting tools and strategies in India and Pakistan

Dataleads is a resource for "training, data analysis, fact-checking initiatives, media research and media development initiatives" in India and across Asia.With an emphasis on fact-checking, they hold seminars and training sessions across India

Health Analytics Asia, based in New Delhi, focuses on connecting journalists with health experts, promoting credible health journalism, and offers critical health data for countries across the region.

IndiaSpend is a fact-checking and reporting effort in English, Hindi, and Tamil that focuses on health, education, gender, the economy, the environment, and government. is a related effort that examines statements made by the government and public figures.

Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism is part of a global network that encourages truth, independence, accuracy, humanity, and accountability. The work of its larger group work extends across South Asia. 

Media Matters for Democracy defends " freedom of expression, media, Internet, and communications in Pakistan" Its work includes "policy research, advocacy, training, legal aid and support, and public interest litigation." 

Pakistan Press Foundation supports journalists' training and freedoms. is a website that reflects the work of journalism students in India and Pakistan, reporting on common themes in both countries.

Forum for Media and Literature, (India) produces and promotes investigative journalism, (English and Hindi). 

Citizen Matters is an online site that relies on work from professional reporters and citizen journalists to cover a number of issues across India. 

Open City is an online source for data for cities across India.

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The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.

Ethical Journalism Network is a U.K. based organization with the goal of encouraging "dialogue between journalists, media and others on the value of informed, ethical journalism in advancing human rights, conflict resolution and promotion of racial tolerance, equality and diversity." They offer online videos and resources and work in different countries to promote ethical journalism.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists. It also is published in Hindi and Urdu. 

Samsn Digital Hub, International Federation of Journalists -Asia-Pacific, a local office of the IFJ, the group helps promote freedoms for journalists. 

Solutions Journalism Network provides resources on solution-faced reporting

International Media Support, based in Denmark, promotes journalism training in many areas, including crisis reporting, offers support for media freedoms, and emphasizes the role of media in sustaining healthy and safe communities.

The International Center for Journalism (ICFJ) (U.S.) offers fellowships and training to advance journalist's skills across the globe. It supports the International Journalists' Network, which provides online journalism toolkits in a broad range of issues, journalism fellowships, and links to journalism training and resources across the globe. 

The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting (U.S.) promotes news coverage of under-reported stories and offers grants to journalists across the globe to advance reporting on critical issues. 

Ushahidi is a Kenya-based website that helps journalists and communities track and provides critical information.  Its advanced use of crowdsourcing tools has helped make information available to hard to reach communities and to spread the news "from the bottom up" Ushahidi means testimony in Swahili. It has been an especially effective tool in providing information to citizens in crisis situations.

Global Forum for Media Development (Belgium) links national and global media organizations to advance journalists training and to promote independent and sustainable journalism.

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is a U.S. based organization that "is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy." It offers tip sheets and guides, training and fellowships for journalists. It also has resources in Urdu.

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Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict is a think tank based in Delhi that sponsors reports and studies on peace and conflict issues across South Asia. It publishes the South Asia Conflict manager which examines critical issues in countries in the region.


Here are links to journalism tools and strategies

Story Map by Knight Lab is a free tool that allows journalists to add pictures and maps to make their reporting more visual and compelling. 
The fundamentals of video recording

Free multi-media digital tools for story-telling

Podcasting for freelancers

How to plan a collaboration

Smartphone reporting basics

Here are links to groups and resources dealing with journalists' rights and protections

Reporters without Borders (France) 

Committee to Protect Journalists (US) 

International Federation of Journalists (Belgium)

IFEX (Canada) defends the press expression of journalists, civilian journalists, artists, and scholars.

International Women's Media Foundation

If you know of other journalism groups, resources or links that should be here, please let us know.

Insight Reporting on key issues
Reporting from global and South Asian news media
Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks, New York Times
India's Coronavirus Puzzle: Why Numbers are Dropping, the Washington Post.
Pakistan's Polio Fight Provides Structure — And Concern — For COVID Vaccination, audio, National Public Radio
In Cold and Rain, India's Farmers Press their Stand Against Modi, New York Times.
Low Earnings and Agricultural Neglect push Pakistan into food insecurity, Dawn
Pandemic Drives Children in India to work, AP
Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?, New York Times
Poliovirus transmission: 4 common points of spread that encourage the virus to multiply, Dawn, Pakistan
Are we undercounting India’s women workers? Hindustan Times
India faces a marked increase in extreme climate events, half of the population vulnerable, The New Indian Express
The Growing Woes of India's Food Delivery Workers, the Wire
Mourning a faraway death, a Pakistani writer's memories, New York Times
‘I’d rather die of coronavirus than of hunger’, Dawn, Pakistan
India's Economy in 2020, Year of Many Questions, India Express
Is the Economy Getting Better, or Just the Numbers? Tribune-Express
Punjab's farmers, troubled by debt and suicides, fear their future, India Express
Defying fears and skepticism, thousands in Pakistan volunteer for Chinese vaccine trials, Washington Post

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