Project ID 2210634011

Pakistan has a diverse and vibrant media landscape. However, over past two years government has proposed social media regulation and media regulatory regime is in transition which is viewed by journalists and experts as leading to self censorship and detrimental to freedom of expression and diversity of media. This in turn creates unfavorable conditions for pluralism and gender responsiveness as well. Moreover, challenges such as increasing online abuse, and hate speech specifically against women are also adversely affecting gender representation, inclusion and pluralism in media. Proposed activities aims to train journalists and academia to effectively address hate speech with particular attention to gender, while also engaging stakeholders in policy debate on the same.

  • On-going

USD 20,000

Total Project Budget

USD 9,057

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Communication and information Contribution to Regular Budget 20,000 9,057

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 6 - Promote freedom of expression and the right to information Output: 6.CI3 - Member States and media institutions enabled to strengthen media development and media pluralism, including through the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 75%
  • 25%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 75%