First ever-digital solution for media safety in Pakistan initiated
Muhafiz, is a digital solution for media safety has been initiated by Media Matters for Democracy, MMfD in collaboration with Code for Pakistan, Peshawar Press Club and National Press Club Islamabad. The initiative is supported by UNESCO Islamabad, Pakistan.
Muhafiz is a digital safety net, that seeks to streamline the documentation of threats to media workers, crowd source safety related information (safety advisories) and act as a connection gateway allowing journalists to seek help in emergency and to connect with national and international media rights groups working for journalists’ safety.
In its pilot phase, Muhafiz will be tested in Peshawar with a select group of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA based journalists. Eventually, the tool will be scaled on a national level.