Three-day training on “Election Reporting and Essential of Fact-Checking” concluded at local hotel in Lahore today organised under the aegis of Friedreich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Pakistan.
Renowned Journalist Mr. Badar Alam and Ms Amal Ghani are the trainers of the training.They briefed about legal form of constitutional provision to Election Act 2017, administrative delimitation of constituencies boundaries and voter registration, conflict about elections: returning officers and election tribunal. Collection and presentation of election data through online tools like Data Wrappers and flourish are also part of training.
During last session, Mr Badar Alam also conducted activity regarding “Ice-braking about own biases” during election coverage. He also shed light on misinformation, disinformation, mal-informataion and how to cross check them. Ethics of covering elections also part of training and how report opinions and polls and survey affected on public opinion. He said vote casting is the basic right of every person and urged the government to remove the barriers for inclusion of all marginalized people in the electoral process.
Ms Amal Ghani also shared the resources how to get elections data from reliable sources which help reporters to report clear picture to audience. She also gave lecture on election reporters safety kit and dos and don’ts to keep reporter safe while covering an election.