Pakistan: Citizen Journalism through Digital Media

Swat remained in the news due to militancy in 2008-09. Hundreds of people lost their lives & more than two millions were forced to leave their homes. Now the peace has been restored after decisive military operation, but the conflict changed the folk’s lives. There are thousands of untold stories not reported as yet. Media Dimensions Swat intends to launch a website to give an opportunity to the people to express their views freely about the conflict. Sharing the eyewitness personal stories will pave the way towards recording honest history & the capability to talk about social problems


  • Adnan Rashid

    Thanks @RisingVoice

  • Tehmina Zafar

    I think this is a great idea and people in Swat (Pakistan) have enough potential to implement this and take part to make it a success. and i can imagine great stories coming to surface through this initiative, that will be an example to the readers.

  • Swat has a history of media manipulation – promoting extremism and military propaganda. There is a very important need to promote citizens voices and the views of the most marginalised, especially as national media is increasingly under pressure from many sides. Tis project is important for the people of Swat, the people of Pakistan and for the global community to understand what is really happening in one of the most conflict affected areas of Pakistan. Having worked with Adnan, I know that he has the skills, energy and drive to make this initiative a success. I wish him the very best with this initiative.

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