Gilgit, April 21: The NGORC, AKF organised a focus group discussion on civil society organisations and media in Serena Hotel Gilgit. About 30 development professionals from a diverse organisational background participated the session. The main objective of the session was to discuss relationship between media and civil society organisations and identify skills required for CSOs in order to properly disseminate development information by utilising different tools.
Mr. Anis Danish, Information & Outreach Officer, NGORC and Shujauddin Qureshi, Communication Officer, NGORC moderated the session.
The participants actively highlighted the issues and gaps between CSOs and media and suggested to develop the capacities of both sectors in different fields. At the end the moderators stressed for the need to develop alternative local media rather than depending wholly on traditional media.