Events

  • “Engaging parliament key in shaping religious narrative against extremism”

    CVE Consultation-1 There is a greater need for revisiting the religious narrative that extremists invoke to justify their acts. Whatever be the specifics of the counter discourse, some sort of mechanism may be evolved, not least by engaging parliament and its bodies. These thoughts came from experts discussing “Religious construct of the conflict”, first of the series of working group dialogue aimed at countering violent extremism, hosted ...

    Posted at March 20, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on “Engaging parliament key in shaping religious narrative against extremism”
  • 12 media students trained on video journalism

    On March 17 and March 18, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) trained 12 media students on the essentials of video journalism, in Islamabad. 12 students from mass communication & media studies departments were selected from a pool of several universities from all over the country. Students came from the following universities and outlets: University of Karachi (UoK)    2 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST)    2 IQRA University Islamabad    2 University of Central ...

    Posted at March 17, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on 12 media students trained on video journalism
  • Pakistan-Afghanistan media should orient debates beyond blame game: PIPS roundtable

    On 14 March 2017, PIPS, with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), hosted a roundtable dialogue, “Pakistan-Afghanistan relations: transforming through media”. The dialogue hosted ten visiting Afghan journalists, who were selected in an exchange program, and was attended by senior experts, journalists, and former officials from Pakistan. Participants at the roundtable agreed that for all the attempts to overcome past bitterness between Pakistan and Afghanistan, their bilateral relations continue to deteriorate. They asked ...

    Posted at March 14, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Pakistan-Afghanistan media should orient debates beyond blame game: PIPS roundtable
  • Despite divisive regional scenario, CPEC can achieve goals of connectivity

    The emerging scenario in region around Pakistan is bereft with differences, rivalry, and insecuriy, a situation likely to exacerbate under Trump administration. Even CPEC gets played in those differences. But with right set of policies, Pakistan can achieve the CPEC, with an added outcome of bridging divides. These were some of the key thoughts that emerged from a seminar on “Changing Regional Scenario and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)” held in Islamabad, ...

    Posted at March 1, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Despite divisive regional scenario, CPEC can achieve goals of connectivity
  • ‘Functional SAARC viable for regional cooperation’: Nepalese scholar

    A functional SAARC is a viable option for regional cooperation and progress for the South Asian belt. And will provide a stronger “bargaining power” for the member countries against non-member states while forging new relations. These were some of the views shared by Dr. Yuburaj Sangroula, a Nepalese scholar on international law visiting Pakistan, at an exclusive talk on “Changing regional scenario and cooperation among South Asian countries,” hosted by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), ...

    Posted at January 24, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on ‘Functional SAARC viable for regional cooperation’: Nepalese scholar
  • “Pakistan Saga Awards” Celebrate Videos on Social Harmony and Peace

    Amid news about tensions among varied groups and communities in the country, what is forgotten is how there are hundreds of examples of peaceful co-existence among those same communities. Attempts should be made to showcase those examples more often. These thoughts were expressed by speakers in “Pakistan Saga and Narratives” award ceremony, in which inspiring video reports, celebrating unsung heroes, peaceful messages, and shared responsibilities were displayed. The ceremony, conducted on 30 November 2016, was organized ...

    Posted at December 2, 2016 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on “Pakistan Saga Awards” Celebrate Videos on Social Harmony and Peace
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