I'm listing a couple of links - websites, organizations, groups..the works basically which I think would be of great help in different ways - journalism, social/political/cultural and artistic activism. Lets share and learn from the technological benefits each one of us has been exposed to and use it as opportunities or tools to forge connections, further our work but especially learn and widen our horizons.

  1. International Journalists Network

The International Journalists' Network (IJNet) is the world's premier resource for the media assistance community. It is an online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators, or anyone else with an interest in news media around the world. It is published by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

Contact Info

Website: http://www.ijnet.org Location: 1616 H St. NW Third Floor Washington, DC

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=502131595#/group.php?gid=2526945735

Follow IJNet on Twitter ... http://www.twitter.com/ijnet

View free journalism training videos on IJNet's YouTube page ... http://www.youtube.com/ijnetvideo

Sign up for their newsletter and learn about a host of courses, training sessions and opportunities across the world on a weekly basis.

  1. Film Professionals and Jobs Worldwide http://www.fpnjobs.net

Dear Film Professionals,

You are from Hollywood, Bollywood, Pinewood, Kollywood or anyother Film Industry........

Join us to create a community of Film professionals network, where you can share your ideas, show your stuff, your creation and get feedback from the professionals. Meet new professionals.

So get yourself known to a wide range of people from different Film Industries.

You can upload your videos, your links from different video sites, or ask for a feed back from the members.

We are also trying to put some upcoming film jobs from different Industries....

So have fun and meet new Film professionals............

Feel Free to invite your Friends who are also Film Professionals.

Last but not least visit this group quiet often because sometimes members are leaving directly the job openings...

Shailesh Macwan.

Contact -

Office: http://www.fpnjobs.net Location: http://www.fpnjobs.net Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=502131595#/group.php?gid=6618848663 Paris, France

  1. One Young World

    One Young World is an initiative to give young people a place to engage and have their voices heard about their future. The initiative already has the support of Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu and Bob Geldof among others as councillors. 1500 leaders of tomorrow born between 1984-1987 will be selected from 192 countries around the world will be found using BraveNewTalent.com’s integration into social networks around the world. There will be a leadership summit in London on February 8th-10th 2010 where these young leaders' voices will be heard. Draft resolutions are being created by Oxford University and these should act as a response to Copenhagen. One Young World could become a unified voice of the next generation for every sector, almost like a ‘Youth Kyoto’ or a ‘Young Davos’.

The event is a world first in that there will be 2 delegates from every country in the world and the remaining 1116 delegates will be selected in line with the spread of the world’s population. This means it will be the first time ever that countries such as India and China have their population fully represented at any global event. China will have 259 delegates, India 223, US 61 and UK 13 (and so on)...

One Young World launched in Davos with Kofi Annan and his Climate Justice movement. The initiative is now picking up international momentum.

For more information please see http://www.OneYoungWorld.com

If you would like to get involved in One Young World or even put yourself forward to be a delegate please complete the following steps: 1. Log onto http://www.BraveNewTalent.com/oyw 2. Create your full Talent Profile 3. Connect to the 'One Young World' page and wait for more news!

The Vision:

To virtually (social media) and physically (annual Summit) connect the ingenuity and creative energy of future leaders from every country and every sector (public, private and voluntary), and equip them with the right tools, mentors, and supportive environment to: • Craft bold, unified Resolutions to guide current world leaders in shaping the future that their generation will inherit; • Develop the leaders of today and tomorrow; and • Build a network of shared understanding and purpose for positive future impact.

The One Young World delegates to address five of the key issues affecting the world: 1. The Environment and its protection 2. Developing Political Leadership for a positive future 3. Global business and its role in shaping society through the economy 4. Global Health, its polarities and impact 5. Religion and Interfaith dialogue

Contact -

Website: http://www.oneyoungworld.org Office: International House, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BU Location: London, United Kingdom Facebook application for One Young World is live at http://apps.facebook.com/oneyoungworld/ Add the application to your profile now!

  1. World Performing Arts Festival

The Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) has been working on promoting the performing arts of music, theatre, dance and more besides in Pakistan since 1976. In more recent years their promotions took the form of festivals of different kinds, and now it is the turn of the youth of Pakistan. The International Youth Performing Arts Festival started life as a local Youth Performing Arts Festival in Lahore. But as the festival’s name became more famous, 2006 saw it become the National Youth Performing Arts Festival. Now 2008, the festival has gained international fame and has matured to the International Youth Performing Arts Festival. It is a chance for the youth of all ages to see talent from across the world. More than that, it will be a chance to see different cultures, different forms of theatre and different people altogether.

It is because of this chance that over the years the festival has attracted huge crowds over the years, to see local and international acclaimed acts in dance, stage-acts, music, film and even puppeteering.

It is not only a chance for the people of Pakistan to see such differences; it is an opportunity for those who do not know Pakistan very well to understand the culture and traditions of the nation, a chance to converse with people, interact with the country and build bridges between the different countries to unit the world through a single passion; performing arts.

Contact Info

Website: http://www.peerfestivals.com Office: Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) Location: 25 F/ 3 Block D, National Homes, New Muslim Town Lahore, Pakistan facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=502131595&gv=2#/group.php?gid=2945...


On January 31, 2004, after more than two years of persecution, Tehelka was reborn as a weekly newspaper committed to constructive, crusading journalism. As a people's paper geared to take a stand, to follow the hard investigative story. A fearless paper ready to create opinion, and not just remain a passive vehicle of news.

Over the years, Tehelka has firmly established itself as a people’s media choice. With public interest journalism, serious opinion and analysis, Tehelka has earned unmatched credibility and brand recall.

It has very quickly established an enviable reputation — national and international — for the quality of its reportage, the eminence of its writers, and the refinement of its analyses and ideas. As a premium English weekly, Tehelka, increasingly, influences almost every opinion leader and decision maker in the country.

Tehelka, earlier in a tabloid size, is now in a weekly magazine format. The magazine format only means a more compact and elegant design — the core values of public interest journalism and literary writing remain unchanged. Tehelka, India’s fastest growing English language weekly, in its new format is poised for a dramatic up scaling of visibility and readership.

This follows repeated demand by readers to switch to a magazine format, since the contents of Tehelka are seen to have much more shelf value and depth than a newspaper. This format with its easy size allows for longevity and high pass along readership, a necessary attribute given the depth and quality of writing in Tehelka. For ardent readers, the switch to a magazine has enhanced the positive values already inherent in Tehelka.

The new look Tehelka may be smaller in format but is much bigger in impact. Also brighter, crisper, more unputdownable.

In the seven years since it was born, Tehelka has stood the test. Its courage under fire is well-known. But most importantly, it has brought back into hard focus the two most crucial pillars of a free press: public interest and the appetite to question. Tehelka has broken some of the most seminal stories in India in recent years.

One of the most important keys to a free and just society is the existence of a strong and independent media. A media that acts as our conscience and brings news and perspective to us on issues of national interest. A media that acts without fear or favour. Today, perhaps more than any other media group in India, Tehelka has come to stand for these values.

Tehelka is led by Tarun J. Tejpal, a highly respected journalist and public icon in India. In 2001, Asiaweek listed him as "one of Asia's 50 most powerful communicators", and BusinessWeek declared him "among 50 leaders at the forefront of change in Asia". The December 2006 issue of The Guardian listed Tejpal as one of "India's New Elite — Top 20?.

He is also the author of a widely acclaimed debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire, published by Picador Books in England in 2005.

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  1. Reel Clever

Basic Info Founded:2008 Detailed Info Website:http://www.reelclever.com Company Overview:(Beta Now Live!!!!) facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=502131595&gv=2#/filmmakers?v=info&...

Reel Clever is a Filmmakers network. Our goal is to channel the creativity of our members and aid in the monetization and promotion of their skills.

Membership is Free!

Mission:Our website provides budding Directors, Editors and Fimmakers with tools to create an Online Showreel, Collaborate with others, find work and get discovered. You can also manage your projects online with our great tools.

Products: Online Show Reel Project Management Tools Job Boards Collaboration Video Sharing Articles & Forums Video Editing Leads Shooting work

  1. Muslimah Media Watch

About Us

Muslimah Media Watch is a forum where we, as Muslim women, can critique how our images appear in the media and popular culture. Although we are of different nationalities, sects, races, etc., we have something important in common: we’re tired of seeing ourselves portrayed by the media in ways that are one-dimensional and misleading. This is a space where, from a Muslim feminist perspective, we can speak up for ourselves.

As Muslim feminists we aim to locate and critique misogyny, sexism, patriarchy, Islamophobia, racism, and xenophobia as they affect Muslim women. Furthermore, we believe in equality — regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and ability.

This blog is meant to be inclusive to all people, with a special focus on Muslim women. MMW strives to create an environment in which our writers and readers feel safe and welcome. We ask that you be considerate towards others and their opinions. This is a respectful forum for dialogue, not argument or personal attacks. http://muslimahmediawatch.org/

  1. School of Leadership

School of Leadership (SoL) provides a platform for individuals to discover and utilize their unquestionable ability to elevate their lives through conscious endeavor. SoL helps brings about positive changes in people’s (young and old) personal, professional and social lives, which favorably impacts their families, organizations, communities and society at large. SoL aspires to empower people through greater awareness of self, others and their environment, so that they are better able to steer their communities and organizations to higher levels of sustainable growth, impact and profitability. We work with people in the education, corporate, public, government and social sectors. Our interventions are designed to strengthen our institutes of education and cater for our youth studying in schools, colleges, universities and vocational training institutes. In addition, we also provide development programs for young professionals who have recently embarked on their careers.

We believe that our youth can be trusted to shape their own destiny, inspire their communities and craft a brighter future.

www.sol.edu.pk Pakistan

  1. Teach India Campaign http://www.teach.timesofindia.com/

Teach India is a nation-building initiative (or social initiative) from the Times of India that brings together children in need of education and people who can contribute a little time towards teaching them. It is based on one simple principle: If you have the desire to teach, we will put you in touch with underprivileged children who are willing to learn. With over sixty of India’s committed NGOs, corporates, schools and social organizations already supporting our cause, we now look for selfless individuals to come forward and help change the future of a child forever, by giving just a few hours a week to Teach India

  1. Culture Unplugged Studios

Culture Unplugged Studios is a online media and film company. We are committed to contemplate and contribute to our personal as well as collective spiritual need of the time. Our focus is on the inner+inter- cultural expression. We intend to create & bring indie content presenting human stories of current times, to audiences worldwide.

Culture Unplugged Studios is inspired by the spirit of an independent institution whose aim is to work toward unity & harmony through all kinds of man-made divisions.

Contact Info

Website: http://www.cultureunplugged.com http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=502131595&gv=2#/group.php?gid=2803...

Office: Clover Centrum, 2nd Floor Location: Galaxy Society, Plot # 5 , Boat Club Road Pune, India

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Tanya, it's so great to have someone with their finger on the pulse of emerging websites and organizations. This is an amazing resource guide and I thank you so much for posting it. I probably wont get any work done today as I browse through each of these sites!!! Thanks again, Janice


Thankyou both for liking it. I'm definately going to put up some more but I would really like others to join in as well. Similar to the resource sharing page on World Pulse. It would be extremely informative and helpful to all.



  1. Dawn News

www.dawn.com http://www.dawnnews.tv

http://www.youtube.com/dawnnewspakistanCompany Overview:Rooted firmly in a tradition of integrity, reliability and trust, the Dawn Media Network launched DawnNews, Pakistan’s first English language news and current affairs television channel in May 2007.

Furthering a legacy that was begun by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with the founding of the Dawn newspaper in 1947, DawnNews vows to provide its viewers with a medium that is responsible, credible and balanced.

DawnNews 11, Dockyard Road, West Wharf Industrial Area, Karachi, Pakistan UAN: 111-11-44-55

Rooted firmly in a tradition of integrity, reliability and trust, the Dawn Media Network launched DawnNews, Pakistan’s first English language news and current affairs television channel in May 2007.

Furthering a legacy that was begun by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with the founding of the Dawn newspaper in 1947, DawnNews vows to provide its viewers with a medium that is responsible, credible and balanced.

  1. One World


The OneWorld network and portal brings you the latest news, action, campaigns and organisations in human righs and global issues across five continents and in 9 different languages, published across its international site, regional editions, and thematic channels.

Many of these are produced from the South to widen the participation of the world's poorest and marginalised peoples in the global debate.

  1. Chowk


Chowk is a platform to publish, discuss and debate writings on a variety of issues that are important to the people of India, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries. It is a place to:

express and exchange ideas discover eclectic thoughts get useful information meet new people engage in social change enjoy and educate yourself Chowk is committed to promote the right to express. It nurtures ideas and voices that are original, investigative, and independent of doctrine and dogma. Chowk does not propose, favor or defend any ideology. Readers and writers arrive at their views through debate in an open and free environment.

Chowk does not claim to solve the political or social problems of Pakistan and/or India. Rather, it provides a platform for dialogue, introspection, and familiarity amongst the people to break taboos and facilitate a climate for lasting peace and understanding.

Chowk is a not-for-profit publication, managed by a self-directed staff of editors, associates, and correspondents. All of Chowk content is contributed by its members. In essence Chowk is an ecosystem of hyper-writing, an emergent form of journalism. At Chowk, writers and readers interact to give birth to new ideas, sometimes diminishing and other times enhancing the original message.

Over the years there have been many volunteers and supporters who have helped in various aspects of Chowk. But often, volunteers do not wish to make their names known and we respect that.

  1. Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres') www.rsf.org
  1. South Asian Journalists Association


The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) was formed in March 1994 with 18 members and was incorporated as a New York non-profit organization in 1996.

SAJA serves as a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists interested in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora.

Its mission includes acting as a resource to facilitate and promote thorough, accurate coverage of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, including South Asians in North America. This includes coverage of media freedom and censorship issues affecting South Asian communities.

As a journalism organization, SAJA staunchly believes in the First Amendment's promise of freedom of speech and also that a vital and free press is necessary to the well being of every nation.

To achieve SAJA’s mission more effectively, in 2003, SAJA helped in the formation of SAJA Group, Inc. a non-profit 501c)(3) organization which carries out most of the programs and activities hitherto conducted by SAJA.

SAJA and SAJA Group are not political advocacy groups. They do not take stands on the politics of South Asia, for example. As an organization of journalists, SAJA is nonpartisan. As a charitable organization, SAJA Group’s focus is to serve the public through dissemination of information, educational and training programs to promote fair and accurate coverage of South Asia and South Asian diaspora.

SAJA and SAJA Group jointly host a national convention each June in New York. City at Columbia University.

Each year, the two organizations work together to honor outstanding achievement by journalists covering South Asia and South Asians through awards and provide scholarships to students aspiring to enter the profession of journalism.

Please visit our constantly updated SAJA Stylebook for Covering South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora.

SAJA works through a volunteer board and uses volunteer coordinators in each chapter to organize activities.

For additional information on the range of services and resources provided by SAJA Group and SAJA, please visit the Resources section.

  1. The South Asian Women's Network (SAWNET)


  1. National Radio Project


National Radio Project, producer of Making Contact, is the core focus of International Media Project. National Radio Project heightens public consciousness, broadens debate on critical social issues and encourages civic participation, by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions underrepresented in the mass media.

In pursuit of this vision, National Radio Project produces and distributes compelling public affairs and news programs, which are offered to non-commercial radio stations without charge, via satellite, CD cassette tape and Internet. National Radio Project also distributes program copies to educational institutions and community organizations.

National Radio Project trains independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. National Radio Project increases the media capacity of community groups often forming unique partnerships and collaboratives.

Tanya, You have your hands on a wide range of resources- centered around journalism, the film industry, and radio- a wealth of information!

I encourage you to continue to post these resources as you come across them.

Best to you. Laura


Thanks for this! and it is a job well done too.

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