Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists is arguably South Asia's first association representing the journalists of an entire country. For more 60 years it has stood as a symbol of free speech and has waged many battles for press freedom and democracy in Pakistan. Set up primarily to work towards a better working environment for Pakistani journalists, it plays an active role in promoting the ideal of free speech in Pakistan.
Code for Pakistan is a technology focused non-profit building a non-partisan civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan. Through the creation of open source technology to address civic needs, Code for Pakistan aim to transform civic life by increasing civic engagement, encouraging the opening of government data, and supporting innovation in the public domain.
Open Society Foundations is an international grant making organisation founded by George Soros. In Pakistan, a substantial part of Open Society Foundation's work is on media development and Media Matters for Democracy is one of OSF partners.
n 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by mobilizing for education, building intercultural understanding, pursuing scientific cooperation and protecting freedom of expression
Pakistan Coalition for Media Safety is a voluntary group of civil society groups and media associations to push for the safety of media workers and to advocate for an enabling environment for free media in Pakistan. MMfD team co-founded the Coalition in 2013 and has been an member of it.
The newly formed Alliance aims to intensify actions towards gender equality in media content and staffing. The network includes representatives of media organizations, media professionals, academics, policy-makers, civil society groups, development agencies. Membership will be dynamic and open to all parties that subscribe to the core principles.
Media Matters for Democracy is working in direct partnership with Peshawar Press Club to develop, implement and test Muhafiz, a digital threat-reporting system for journalists and human rights' defenders in Pakistan aimed at improving the threat reporting and documenting practices.
Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism was established in May 2012 as part of a new campaign to strengthen standards of media in partnership with stakeholders. It is a network of media professional groups and leading journalists in Pakistan – and with support of international support platforms – that are working together to promote fresh debate in Pakistan on media ethics and professionalism.