Tanzeela Mazhar

Tanzeela Mazhar is a senior broadcast Journalist and creative writer with diverse experience of working in electronic, print and digital media since 2002. Mazhar has worked with PTVNews, AAJ TV, JAAG TV, ATV, DBTV as anchor. She covers politics, human rights and gender issues. Currently she is working as a freelance Journalist .

She contributes for Independent Urdu, Nayadaur Media. Mazhar also work as an independent project consultant, she provides expert inputs on media, communication strategy, gender, and human rights. 

She has been a part of research studies on gender laws, women’s rights and freedom of speech in Pakistan. Mazhar is also convener and General secretary of South Asian Women in Media (SAWM) Pakistan, SAWM is  a SAARC body of women in media to collaborate across the region. She is the founder of Social Reforms for Democracy (SRD), a non profit working on social reforms through dialogue and advocacy. 

Mazhar works as a trainer on media, freedom of expression, gender rights and digital media. She created “women in media Pakistan” platform in 2016. 

Mazhar has a masters degree in computer sciences. She has done several national international certifications on journalism, gender and human rights. 

She can be reached at tanzeela.mazhar@gmail.com.

Follow her on twitter @tenzilamazhar

Sadaf Khan

Sadaf Khan is the Managing Editor of Digital Rights Monitor, Pakistan’s first news website focused on digital rights and Internet governance issues. She is also the editor of Media for Transparency, a website focused on data based, investigative journalism through the use of RTI laws and public data. She is also the co founder / director of Media Matters for Democracy, a Pakistan based non profit, working on freedom of expression, media and technology, progressive media and internet regulation. Prior to this, Khan spent a decade in different print and broadcast newsrooms in Pakistan, producing journalistic content on political and development related issues. 

She has published various research reports on journalism in Pakistan including reports focused on policy, safety and women and technology. She has also authored and edited multiple guidebooks for journalists in Pakistan, ranging from guidebooks on development journalism to data based investigative journalism. She has also worked as a trainer, conducting trainings on a multitude of subjects including digital journalism, RTI for journalism, data journalism, reporting development, reporting women related issues etc. to journalists across Pakistan. 

Khan holds a graduate degree in Media, Communications & Development from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, with a specialisation in Media & Internet Governance. She also holds an M.A. in Mass Communication, specialising in Broadcast Production from University of Karachi. 

Sadaf can be contacted at sadaf@mediamatters.pk

Follow her on Twitter @nuqsh