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2018 Elections: Improved Media Reporting on WPP , National Press Club, Islamabad




Hundreds of ideas for news stories around 6 themes on women’s participation in the 2018 elections were generated by about 50 journalists at a training organized by the Foundation under its She Can Lead project. Celebrated journalist/anchor Syed Talat Hussain led the training. Data on trends in women’s participation as voters, electoral contestants & legislators was reviewed. Recent legal & administrative affirmative measures were discussed, including reforms under the Elections Act 2017 like award of at least 5% tickets for general seats to women, and, greater ECP authority to take action against agreements to prevent women from voting. The training will improve media reporting on WPP, especially in KP’s districts Abbottabad, Haripur and Mansehra