PPF to host 03-day Safety Training Workshop for bloggers and human rights defenders in Lahore from March 26

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

 

MIRPUR [AJK],    (Parliament Times) :  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Thursday invited applications for a three-day security training workshop to be hosted in Lahore from March 26 from the bloggers and human rights defenders, PPF said.

 

The training will include sessions on physical, digital and psycho-social security, a PPF sources told this Correspondent on Thursday.

“A look at the changing landscape of threats to freedom of expression shows that the threats are increasingly becoming more sophisticated. Where once physical threats were predominant, now digital threats and intimidation through other means is leading to self-censorship of the press and of civil society actors. The holistic training is designed to develop skills of the participants to secure themselves in each of these different kinds of threats, enabling them to perform their democratic function in a safer manner”, the sources said.

“The first three workshops was held in Karachi and fourth workshop from February 25-27th 2021 in Lahore. We are now accepting nominations for the fifth workshop scheduled for March 26-28th in Lahore. All expenses related to participation in the workshop will be covered by Pakistan Press Foundation”, the PPF sources said.

The deadline for receiving CVs from those interested in participating in the fifth training workshop in Lahore is Friday, March 12, 2021, they added.