Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TEDxKinnaird: The Power of Citizen Journalism by Sonya Rehman

In this talk, Sonya Rehman, recounts the power of citizen journalism via social networking websites and gives her viewpoint on how citizen journalism can pave way for activism.

After writing vociferously for six years, Sonya did a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Although she was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Moore Fellowship at Columbia. Sonya had the privilege of being selected for an internship with CNN (New York) for the 'Amanpour' show during her last semester at Columbia.

Sonya has focused extensively on bringing all things related to Pakistani arts, to print. One of the goals she chisels at achieving is that of doing her part in keeping all things that come within the ambit of art, alive and kicking. In 2008 Sonya launched The Green Kaleidoscope, popularly known as TGK (no longer online) - a monthly e-zine that successfully reached out to young Pakistanis at home and abroad. She currently writes for mainstay publications in Pakistan (The Friday Times, Express Tribune, Newsline, etc. Along with her writing, Sonya taught Print, Radio and Television at the Lahore School of Economics as a Visiting Faculty member in the winter of 2010.

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