September 3, 2020 to April 3, 2022
Join us for the fortieth session of LUMS Live: Women in Journalism: Challenges in the Age of Social Media. Our distinguished panelists include Amber Rahim Shamsi - Multimedia Journalist, Maria Memon - Journalist, Farieha Aziz - Journalist and Co-Founder Bolo Bhi and Meher Bokhari - Journalist.
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm
Moderated by Mehreen Zahra-Malik – Journalist, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Please click here to listen to our panelists as they talk about their struggles of work in a challenging environment.
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Profiles of Panelists
Mehreen Zahra-Malik - Journalist
Ms. Zahra-Malik is Senior Editor for Arab News, one of the largest English-language newspapers in the Middle East. She has previously served as Pakistan correspondent for Reuters, Deputy Editor at The News, and as the News Editor of The Friday Times. Her reportage has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The New Republic, The Hindu, Indian Express, Tehelka, Dawn, Express Tribune, Daily Times, The Friday Times and others. She has an MA in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Amber Rahim Shamsi - Multimedia Journalist
Ms. Shamsi is an award-winning multimedia journalist who hosts Sawaal with Amber on Samaa TV. She has formerly hosted the Newswise news and current affairs show on Dawn News, and has worked with the BBC World Service as a bilingual reporter, presenter and producer.
Maria Memon - Journalist
Ms. Memon is a prime time journalist currently working with ARY News as a host of the show Sawal Yeh Hai. She started off as a field reporter for Geo News, and later anchored the show Meray Mutabiq featuring Hassan Nisar and Sohail Warraich.
Meher Bokhari - Journalist
Ms. Bokhari is a journalist and television talk show host. During her career, she has been associated with a number of news channels, including Dunya News and Samaa TV where she has hosted prime time news shows. She is currently a senior anchorperson and the host of News Eye on Dawn News.
Farieha Aziz - Journalist and Co-Founder Bolo Bhi
Ms. Aziz is a Karachi-based, APNS-award winning journalist. She worked at Newsline from 2007 to 2012. She is a co-founder of Bolo Bhi, a digital rights and civil liberties group formed in 2012. She regularly conducts trainings on digital safety, anti-harassment and tracks the implementation of the cybercrime law (Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016). Ms. Aziz is currently a Practitioner in Residence (PiR) - an initiative of the Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University - for the academic year 2020-2021.