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The News section offers data stories and analysis written by the MMfD staff.
One of the key features of the website is an RTI tracker, through which MMfD team is monitoring implementation of provincial and federal RTI laws by tracking the status of RTI requests filed to public bodies across the country.
Journalists can benefit directly from the Data section, which provides them access to open data sets that have been acquired and cleaned by the MMfD staff.
A Resources section features links to MMfD's guidebooks on data journalism and RTI laws as well as tip sheets, copies of laws, and sample RTI requests.
Waqas Naeem, the project manager of Media for Transparency , said he was hopeful that Pakistani journalists will use the resources MMfD has put together online.
Another important section is that of Special Reports, which will soon be populated with in-depth investigative stories produced by the MMfD reporting staff.
A team of senior reporters is working with the MMfD team to produce a set of investigative, long-form multimedia stories to demonstrate the journalistic potential of RTI acquired data.
MMFD Director Asad Baig, in his opening remarks, said, "The mainstream media space, especially the broadcast media, focuses largely on the news content from urban centres owing to their limited time, resources and business interests.
MMFD's Komal Tariq explained the various layers of checks that would ensure that content was original and authentic as far as possible.
?We hope that Muhafiz will be able to fill a key gap in media safety initiatives by introducing an easy, effective and secure way to document threats, threat actors and trends affecting media safety in Pakistan?, says Asad Baig, Executive Director, MMfD, ?We have collaborated with Code For Pakistan for the development of this tool, and would keep the code open source to allow safety audits from international digital safety groups?.
When asked about secure discussions on Muavin, MMFD Programs Director Sadaf Khan said the version launched on Wednesday is a closed beta version with limited users who are Muavin member and discussions are visible to group members.
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