I attended the 3rd Transforming Youth Media Summit 2016 with my students on Thursday, December 1. It was organized by the Publicity Channel in the collaboration with the Sui Southern Gas Company at the SSGC Auditorium, Karachi.
Key note speakers of the Summit were: the formal Federal minister Jawaid Jabber, Sindh Madrasatul Islam University's Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Sheik, journalist Ayesha Khalid, writer and senior producer at a private news channel, Mr. Mubashir Zaidi, Acting General Manager (CCD) at SSGC, Mr. Shabaz Islam.Faculty of Indus Valley School of Art were also present.
They shared their knowledge, experiences, and challenges regrading media industry with the students. Mr. Shabaz Islam's motivational speech with presentation sure had motivated and inspired young peeps presented in the auditorium to do better and bigger in their lives. Mr. Jawaid Jabbar was in his element as usual. He expressed his concerned over the unchecked freedom electronic media of Pakistan is enjoying now a days.
Students could have gained more knowledge if it had started on the given time, which was 2:30 pm first, then 3:00 pm and finally 3:30 pm. And due to that much delay they had to cancelled the panel discussion session.
This summit was basically initiated for the media students as a career guidance program in 2014. A platform for future media person where they could listen and get the chance to engage with their role models from the their own industries___media.