Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

I’ll be running a journalism workshop at The Second Floor (T2F). There are five sessions starting on Saturday, the 2nd of April. If you’re interested in learning the basics of broadcast journalism, or if you are a citizen journalist striving to meet professional standards, you may want to look into this. Thanks! Advertisements


This story has been cross-posted in my website, http://gawaahi.com. If you haven’t seen it yet, please go over and have a look. Gawaahi.com was conceived at a wedding. I know how that sounds, but it’s true. Sana Saleem had just returned from Islamabad where she had trained to record digital stories. I had returned from […]


Today I learnt a new statistic. 95 percent of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images online spaces are aimed at women. This is a global phenomenon but one that can be and is overlooked. After all, when we think of violence, it is physical assault that comes to mind. What takes place in […]


The AIBs

16Jul10

I am humbled to report that I have been asked to act as a judge at the 2010 International Media Excellence Awards run by the Association for International Broadcasting. From the AIBs website: ‘These awards – now in their sixth year – are unique in the field of international media. The AIBs offer both peer and […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=hunza&iid=8900230″ src=”4/e/6/6/Villagers_who_lived_b0e8.jpg?adImageId=12979485&imageId=8900230″ width=”380″ height=”285″ /] The ‘ticking water bomb’ that is Attabad lake in Hunza has already exploded for many. Caused by a major landsline on January 4, the expanding lake has already killed 20, left about 25,000 people stranded, and blocked the Hunza river about 750 kilometres north of Islamabad. It […]


If nothing else, my participation in the Eurasian Media Forum Conference, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week, showed me that the debate on the ‘mainstream’ media versus the ‘new’ media is alive all over the world. In fact the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council is traveling across continents to discuss the future of journalism, […]


CIO Webstudio’s Rabia Garib, my frand, recently interviewed me for her new web show, Mash Ups. I had a great time chatting with her about the new media, Dawn.com, Huffington Post, DawnNews, private vs. public persona and me tweeting for @poppyagha! Have a look and leave comments to let us know what you think. 🙂