“Infochange News and Features Network (INFN)” is an Islamabad-based development and investigative news agency that has been formed by a group of professional journalists from print and electronic media.
Senior journalist/analyst/researcher Dr Shafqat Munir is the founding editor of this news agency. Rana Qaisar, former Resident Editor ‘Daily Times’, former Resident Editor ‘Pakistan Today’, former Regional Director NewsOne TV, former Resident Editor ‘AajKal’, former Editor Reporting ‘Jehan Pakistan’, former Chief Reporter ‘The Nation’ and former Anchor/Analyst PTV News is the Editor of this news agency.
INFN caters to the information needs of the people of Pakistan by building perspectives around news and images. The strapline of the news agency is: ‘The development news agency – changing the face of information’.
INFN provides news, views and perspectives on civic, national and international issues confronting the people. The news and features services are available in text, images, info-graphs, audio and video formats. INFN images are available at image gallery. INFN, a New social media and a News and Knowledge Platform, initiates debate on crucial issues of sustainable development, climate change and social justice in Pakistan and South Asia. It strives for a social change by creating a space for pro-people information.
INFN aims at protecting the Right-to-Know of the people on issues of public interest in people’s perspective, generally lacking in present day media space. It intends to inform the readers of what is happening around them – facts behind top stories, opinions and perspectives on rights and development issues, hence creating an informed citizenry. INFN helps set media’s agenda for a more equitable society and sustainable Pakistan.
INFN provides features on civic issues, analytical stories on human security situation, political governance, economy, trade, climate change, health, education, agriculture, food security and water issues besides pictures to highlight these issues. These stories and pictures are available on INFN website. Top news stories and features are released to news media for publication and broadcast. INFN does this differently as its stories and features are with people’s perspective.
The Infochange News and Features Network (INFN) is a voice of the marginalized and neglected people – a platform to provide new social media space to them. INFN encourages common citizens and civil society to use this new social media/mainstream media space for sharing their point of view and information. INFN allows citizens to use this space (by contributing write-ups, columns and letters to the leadership of the country) for democratization of society, promotion of tolerance in the violence-hit society and socio-economic development.
Independent journalists, researchers, development specialists and civil society activists regularly contribute their news stories, analysis, columns and reports. INFN comes up with its own research-based stories on people’s issues and provides media space to other organizations, donors, academia and institutions to launch their research-oriented reports. INFN also reprints material from some other sources as well.