External Resources

What are external resources?

These are knowledge banks that we feel every journalist should have access to – guide books, online courses, readily available data sets, you name it!

Is this MMfD’s work? 

Not necessarily. Credit for some of the listed publications goes to MMfD’s team members individually, but that’s just about it. We’ll try to credit and link every resource we collect and share.

If isn’t your work, why are you collecting it? 

MMfD aims to create a compendium of online journalistic resources, to create a central database of supporting material for interested professionals – knowledge management is also one of MMfD areas of interest.

Have more questions? Please write to info@mediamatters.pk.

If you are a journalist and looking for somebody to assist you in using data visualization tools and/or having trouble with working out a particular data-set, we’ll be more than happy to help you – just ping us.


Tutorials & Guides


Data Journalism

Data Journalism – The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Data Journalism Handbook  – Open Knowledge Foundation

Statistics for Journalists The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Integrating Data Journalism in Newsrooms  – International Centre for Journalists


Digital Security

Security in a Box – Tactical Tech


Other Resources

Urdu Typing Manual – Bytes for All, Pak Voices Project


Data Visualization Tools

Google Fusion Tables




Research Reports

Digital Security for Journalists – A snapshot of awareness and practice in Pakistan – Bytes for All & Internews Network

State of Media in Pakistan 2014 – Freedom Network

How investigate Journalists View Surveillance and Digital Security – Pew Research Center

The EU elections on Twitter – Pew Research Center


Team Publications

Reporting Development – A guidebook for Pakistani Journalists

Connected and Safe – A digital security guidebook

Matters of Faith in Media – Case studies on coverage of faith based stories in Pakistan

Reporting Afghanistan – Mapping Afghan Conflict in Pakistani Media

Reporting from front lines – Research and Analysis on media landscape in tribal areas of Pakistan