About Us

Media Training & Research Centre (MTRC), formerly known as Media House, was established in Pakistan to build the capacity of the working journalists, teachers, and students of mass communication in underdeveloped areas of Pakistan, especially in conflict zones.  We registered as a Non-governmental Organization with Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) under section 42 of the Companies Act 2017 for its efficient and effective outreach. 

Mission

To promote and develop a center for quality journalism in Pakistan through research on journalism and identifying the gaps in mass communication education relating to code of conduct, code of ethics and standard safety rules, undertake research on mass communication’s education curriculum, journalism and journalistic ethics , subject to approval from the concerned authority.

Vision

We envision a world where everyone can communicate freely with anyone, anywhere, and exchange the news and information they need to shape the future of their communities and the world.

Our history

MTRC is cognizant of the rapidly changing technology in the fields of media and journalism.  In collaboration with the partner universities we reach out to the media students and train and sensitize them about the challenges and opportunities in the professional field.  Our training for the fresh graduates in Mobile Journalism (MoJo) and Citizen Journalism with the support of the DW Akademie was one such activity.Gender disparity in Pakistan, especially in the field of media and journalism is a burning issue.  To address this problem and to build the capacity of working female journalists, we hold workshops and trainings for them.  One of our last activity, Multimedia Storytelling, was for the female journalists from the peripheral regions of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.  

Our Team

Dr. Bakht  Sarwar

Dr. Bakht Sarwar

Member BOD
Mr. Abdul Haq (MBE)

Mr. Abdul Haq (MBE)

Member BOD
Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan

Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan

Member BOD
Prof. Dr. Shahjahan Sayed

Prof. Dr. Shahjahan Sayed

Chief Executive Officer
Maiwand Shah

Maiwand Shah

PROGRAM MANAGER
Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit

MANAGER ADMIN
Wajahat Ali Khan

Wajahat Ali Khan

FINANCE OFFICER
Sami Ullah Baig

Sami Ullah Baig

COMMUNICATION OFFICER
Rozeena Shaheen

Rozeena Shaheen

Programme Trainee
Rahat Ibrahim Baig

Rahat Ibrahim Baig

Admin and Finance Trainee
Sabir Ali

Sabir Ali

Multi-Purpose Worker

Why us?

  • Capacity building workshops for journalists
  • Round table discussions and lectures on critical and controversial issues pertaining to media working journalists
  • Online discussions on different media topics
  • Exchange programs with Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Interaction with established national and international journalists

Our main target group is the journalists working in the Tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.We work with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Peshawar; Tribal Union of Journalists( TUJ); Press Clubs in the Tribal areas and in the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • Enhanced skill and well trained professionals
  • Improved relations and efficient networking among Intra and international media practitioners, civil society, and academia
  • Organized cooperation for peace building and strengthening democratic institutions
  • Collaboration among journalists working in and on conflict zones especially in the Tribal areas and the rest of Pakistan
  • Launch an online Magazine for Pak-Afghan journalists
  • Strengthened facilities and training material for media practitioners and working journalists
  • A reputable and credible news agency Activities.
  • Mediothek Afghanistan, Kabul
  • Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication in University of Peshawar and other universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Islamabad
  • Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS), Islamabad
  • Deutsche Welle Academy, Bonn, Germany
  • Chal Foundation, Islamabad
  • Press Council of Pakistan (PCP)
  • Peshawar Press Club and Press Clubs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Khyber Union of Journalists, Peshawar
  • Tribal Union of Journalists
  • Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)
  • Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)
  • Bacha Khan Education Trust, Peshawar
  • Radio and TV studios
  • Audio/Video editing Lab
  • Resource center and Archive
  • Internet and computer lab facilities
  • Seminar rooms for discussions and dialogue