Saturday, 3rd May 2014 | 7:00 pm
It is becoming increasingly evident that the mainstream news media is failing to deliver intelligent, nuanced, compelling content. Audiences are ready for a change but existing media structures are neither equipped nor inclined to experiment with new models. Globally, technology has catalyzed a major shift in the way media is created and consumed. Citizens now have the tools and means to take control and create their ‘own’ media.
What opportunities are there for alternative media making considering the vibrant startup scene in Pakistan? How can journalists, entrepreneurs and citizens come together to innovate in this space? What openings does ‘digital’ offer for alternative media making by citizens? How can online content be monetized? Will 3G/4G have an impact on content dissemination models?
Join us at T2F for a panel discussion on forging a new media as we try to find answers to these questions and more with our panelists.
Afaque Riaz Ahmed is the founder of The Education Enrichment Foundation (EduEnrich) and the Chairman of Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE).
Fahad Desmukh is an independent journalist for Public Radio International (PRI) and the BBC.
Imran Shirvanee is the CEO of the DaesTV project for Beehive People’s Media. He produces socio-political programming for television, radio and online media and teaches media activism at various institutions.
Munizeh Sanai is the former GM of Programming, Marketing and Digital at CityFM89.
Sehrish Shaban is the Managing Editor of Carbonated.tv. She has been in the online media space for the last decade with organisations including washingtonpost.com, Reuters, and PBS and has consulted for Times of India’s digital properties.
Mind Your Media is a project of the Pakistan Coalition of Ethical Journalism and PeaceNiche. The initiative’s debate and lecture series will bring together decision makers at top news organizations, journalists and activists to explore the media landscape and the ethical challenges faced by the news media in Pakistan.
Date: Saturday, 3rd May, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.