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1 1 Presentation On SAFMA – SAWM – SAMC (30 June 2011)

2 FREE MEDIA FOUNDATION 2 The Free Media Foundation (FMF) was formed in 2002 as an implementing agency for South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) and its related initiatives.

3 FREE MEDIA FOUNDATION 3 Inaugurated in 2009, the South Asian Media Centre was established with support from Royal Norwegians Embassy.

4 GOAL 4 Sensitized and responsible media community and informed public as a mainstay of tolerance, freedom, democracy, good governance, peace, harmony and cooperation across the region

5 PURPOSE 5 To develop mainstream media platforms, joint media mechanisms and unbiased sources of information across South Asia for both media and public that promote access to and free flow of information, peace, understanding and cooperation

6 THEMATIC FOCUS OF SAFMA 6 Media Development Right to Know and Freedom of Expression Human Rights Democracy and Good Governance Conflict Resolution, Peace and Regional Cooperation Culture of Tolerance and Enlightenment Gender, Environment and Sustainable Development

7 STRATEGIES 7 Strengthening media networks across South Asia Building connections of stakeholders around minimum agendas of peace and cooperation Researches and Publications Information dissemination Media Monitoring Trainings Software Production on policy issues for mass dissemination

8 OUTCOMES 8 1.Enhanced capacity of media institutions to promote regional peace, democracy, good governance and development 2.Greater utilization of shared knowledge base on South Asian Policy Issues by policy makers and opinion makers 3.Enhanced capacity of media to promote and safeguard the rights and responsibilities of journalists through media monitoring and reorientation of young journalists 4.Conducive environment for peace, tolerance, cooperation, democracy and good governance in the region strengthened

9 Sensitized and responsible media community and informed public as a mainstay of tolerance, peace, harmony and cooperation 1. Strengthening Media Institutions 1.1 SAFMA 1.2 SAWM 1.3 Institutional Strengthening of FMF 2. Sharing Knowledge Base 2.1 SAJ / SAPANA 2.2 SAMN 3. Media Monitoring and reorientation 3.1 SAMC 3.2 SAMS 3.3 Media Centre 4. Peace, Democracy and Good Governance 4.1 Democracy and Good Governance 4.2 Peace Initiatives 4.3 Production House 9

10 10 SAFMA is a mainstream media practitioners body of eight South Asian countries recognized by SAARC as its Associated Body, is active in the region since 2000 and has taken important initiatives for peace and media related issues. Seven Regional Media Conferences have been conducted by SAFMA to date. Last South Asian Free Media Conference on Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia held in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh, on February Next Conference is planned at Amritsar in SAFMA Regional Media Conferences

11 11 Five SAARC Journalists Summit have been held to date. Last SJS was held on April Themed Environment and South Asia, the summit was inaugurated by Bhutans Prime Minister, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley. Approximately 130 journalists and media personnel from South Asia gathered in Paro, Bhutan attended the fifth SAARC South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) summit. SAFMA SAARC JOURNALISTS SUMMIT

12 12 To safeguard women in media, SAWM was formed on October 10-11, 2009 at Lahore, Pakistan. The Conference was preceded by eight SAWM national conferences and formation of elected national executive bodies in all eight countries. It focused on the challenges faced by women working in media. SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN IN MEDIA

13 SOUTH ASIAN MEDIA COMMISSION 13 South Asian Media Commission (SAMC)a regional media watchdog in eight countries of the region to monitor attacks on the press and audit media, was formed in It produces annual and periodical media reports (South Asia Media Monitor), besides taking up the issues of media freedom and media content.

14 14 13 researches are published to date 1.Whither South Asia? 2.Trade, Tariffs, and Customs in South Asia 3.Macroeconomic Coordination in South Asia 4.Poverty Eradication in South Asia 5.Energy Cooperation in South Asia 6.Managing South Asias Waters 7.Security and Nuclear Stabilisation in South Asia 8.Conflict Resolution in South Asia 9.History and Education in South Asia 10.Religious Revivalism in South Asia 11.WTO and South Asia 12.The Media in South Asia 13.SAARC South Asian Policy Analysis (SAPANA) network Eight researches to be published during Human Security 2.Women in South Asia 3.Education in South Asia 4.Media in South Asia 5.Democracy, Ethnicity and Nation-Building 6.Militancy and Conflict 7.Pak-Afghan Relations 8.Minorities in South Asia SAPANA is a virtual think-tank dedicated to research on policy issues was created in 2005;

15 15 South Asian Journal (SAJ), a scholarly quarterly journalhas completed eight years of publication that reaches to over 2000 scholars, editors, policy makers, legislators, politicians and all those who matter in the region. 31 volumes have been published to date. South Asian Journal

16 16 South Asian Media Net (SAMN), largest news and views portal covering eight countries of the region, has to its credit eight years of daily news and views coverage of the region with over two million visitors; SOUTH ASIAN MEDIA NET

17 17 SAMS: South Asian Media School (SAMS), a unique facility and institution helping train and reorient young journalists and fresh graduates from the region. Achievements: - 9 courses (Eight Week/One Week, International and local) Trainees - News packages produced Radio programmes produced – 12 SOUTH ASIAN MEDIA SCHOOL

18 18 SOUTH ASIAN MEDIA SCHOOL S.No.Topics 1Reorientation in South Asian Perspective, Nationalism, Interstate and Intrastate conflicts, Conflict Resolution and Regional Cooperation 2Media for Peace and Public Interest 3Codes of Ethics 4Politics and economics of South Asia 5Media is South Asia: Critical perspective 6Religious Revivalism/Extremism 7Human/Women/Minority Rights 8Nuclear Stabilization 9War/ Conflict Reporting 10Understanding Your Audience, Segmentation of the Audience 11Investigative Reporting 12Anchoring / Interviewing Techniques, Creative Writing 13Democracy and Electronic Media 14Aesthetics of Production 15Gender and Environment 16Media Laws 17Politics of Identity 18Language as a Tool of Communication 19Critique of the Mass Media

19 19 To develop and produce soft and hard media products for mass awareness and public service for wide dissemination to promote peace and curb terrorism, a dedicated, effective and low cost Production House is set up at FMF. Two current affair programmes are designed and recording will be initiated after partnership with local channel will be materialized. In partnership with NDTV two programmes were recorded and live televised through Production House. The programmes have won National Awards in India. PRODUCTION HOUSE

20 20 SAFMA hosted The National Documentary Festival 2009 – a 3 -day festival (14 th -16 th December 2009) showcasing documentaries across Pakistan on conflict, peace, people, culture, women, education and environment. The following films were shortlisted by the Jury to be screened at the Second SAFMA South Asian Interactive Documentary Festival: Umeed-e- sehr- Beti sab ki sanjhi- Directed by Kashif Mardani and Aqdas Gul (Category: people, peace and culture) Fata – cries of anguish- Directed by Dr. Farooq Baig (Category: Conflict and peace) Search for freedom- Directed by Munizae Jehangir (Category: Women in South Asia) In the name of faith directed by Naveed Nasim. (Special mention of the jury award) VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

21 21 The number of initiatives have been undertaken between Indo-Pak, Pak- Afghan, Bangladesh-India. Punjab-Punjab, Mumbai-Karachi, Dhaka- Kolkota exchanges of journalists, parliamentarians, experts and artists to build confidence and promote cooperation. SAFMAs exchange of journalists across the LoC helped built consensus for opening bus service and trade between the divided Kashmir in CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACE INITIATIVES

22 22 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACE INITIATIVES SAFMAs two South Asian Parliamentary Conferences brought on board all the parties represented in all the eight parliaments of the region on the same page to pursue an agenda of South Asian Union, including economic union, and the south Asian Parliament.

23 23 SAFMAs interventions through Indo-Pak Parliamentary conferences facilitated ceasefire and withdrawal of troops from Indo-Pak borders in It sub-regional cooperation efforts brought the businessmen, agriculturists, writers, educationists and experts closure through Punjab-Punjab and Mumbai-Karachi exchanges during the period INDO-PAK PEACE INITIATIVES

24 24 SAFMA hosted a conference titled Pak- Afghan Parliamentarians, Experts and Journalists Conference-I: Building Long-term Partnership. The members of two parliaments, representing all parties in respective parliaments, prominent experts and leading journalists from Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in the event. The event provided an opportunity to promote peace and harmony among the countries and to agree upon the principles of good neighbourly relations, respecting each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity, promoting an equitable all-sided cooperation in all fields. PAK-AFGHAN DIALOGUE

25 DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE 25 Democracy and Good Governance Programme brought media and civil society institutions to jointly struggle for major challenges faced by democracy in transition, civilian supremacy and rule of law while strengthening transparency, accountability, devolution and people. Citizens for Democracy campaign was designed and implemented to raise the concerns over institutional, financial and social destabilisation in the country, which was straining to cope with double challenge of terrorism and floods.

26 26 Central Secretariat: Free Media Foundation (FMF) has developed and implemented its long-term institutional development plan in order to ensure the sustainability of the organization. Following were the major tasks achieved during last year: Revision of the Articles of Association to develop legal framework of FMF with SAFMA, SAWM and SAMC by a leading corporate lawyers firm. Developed and implemented new Standard Operating Procedures. Appointment of Internal Auditors Certification from Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy Reconstitution of Audit and Finance Committee, Procurement Committee, Recruitment Committee etc. INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING

27 General Body Board of Governors Executive Director SAFMA Chapters Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka SAWM Chapters Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka SAMC Chapters Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Director Production House Creative Unit Staff Production Staff Post Production Staff Editor SAJ/SAPANA Executive Editor SAJ/SAPNA Assistant Editor 2 Research Associates Consulting Editor Director Programme Principal Information officer Chapters Program Officers Deputy Executive Director HR Manager Coordinator LFLC Manager Admin. IT Admin Library Support Staff Café Assistants Editor MM 1Coordinating Editor 2 Sub Editors 1 Rapporteur Editor SAMN Executive Editor 6 Associate Editors 2 News Editors 3 sub editors 1 Composer Director SAMS Marketing Manager Registrar Faculty 2 Assistants Director Finance AM - Finance AM - Accounts Chapters Accountants Finance and Audit Committee Special Procurement Committee HR and Recruitment Committee Internal Auditor FMF Organogram ( ) REB SAFMA REB SAWM REB SAMC SAFMC SAWM Conference SAMC Conference External Auditor

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