Media Matters for Democracy is an organisation of journalists geared towards media development, digital democracy and rights, Media and Information Literacy (MIL), and Internet governance.
Our activities include policy research, advocacy, and capacity interventions. The organisation was founded by a group of journalists who believe in the importance of public interest media, and are working to ensure that the media and public alike have the tools and an enabling environment to exercise their fundamental rights.
MMfD also works for innovation in media and journalism through the use of technology, research, and advocacy. As the media industry steps into the digital age, we are striving to introduce new media concepts, business models, and debates within the industry in Pakistan, with an aim to enable budding journalists to effectively use digital tools for their trade.
One of our core areas of interest is media and digital freedoms, and enabling rights. MMfD in this area particularly focuses on the inclusion of citizens’ especially women voices in online spaces, advocacy for progressive communication policies, and bringing the digital rights issues into the political mainstream.
To generate credible information relating to our areas of interests, we also produce journalistic content through a team of in-house reporters, on digital rights, Internet Governance, and data stories on various thematic issues using Right to Information as a means to demonstrate the use of RTI laws for data-driven journalistic investigations.
MMfD has a strong focus on gender in the context of media, the Internet, and online spaces and all our initiatives and programs include an overarching emphasis on inclusion.