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Email:afiasalam@gmail.com

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Designation:Programme Coordinator, Sindh

Organization:Imran Khan Foundation

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Ms. Afia Salam is a journalist having over three decades of experience of print and electronic journalism. Started career as a columnist in Jasarat and Leader, a Karachi eveninger, writing a weekly column on cricket, first ever time by a woman. She Joined the Star, eveninger of Karachi, worked as the editor of The Cricketer, then Wings, a defense and Aviation monthly, and Energy Update, Pakistan’s first magazine dedicated to the energy sector. With experience of Urdu and English journalism/advertising, working for/writing in some of Pakistan’s leading publications like The Dawn, Star, The Cricketer, News line, Aurora, Slogan. She has also served as a Creative head of Blazon, Blitz-DDB and Argus Advertising agencies. She has been dealing with event management, media relations for clients of respective agencies, as well as an independent Media Relations consultant. She has served as a Senior Copy Editor at Dawn news, Pakistan’s first English television channel and was in charge of copy bulletin and reports copy. She was also the Content manager for Daily Breakfast at Dawn, the morning show of the channel and was also Head of the Culture Desk, responsible for the art & entertainment segment. Ms. Afia Salam also headed the Education, Communications and Outreach unit at IUCN Pakistan.

Currently, she is working as Programme Coordinator, Sindh, Imran Khan Foundation A development organization working in post flood relief reconstruction and rehabilitation activities. She has also facilitated media training workshops for environmental journalists on behalf of IUCN, Pakistan Press Foundation and UNESCO, and LEAD Pakistan and Intermedia. Ms Afia has worked for the Environmental sector while working as the Coordinator, Communications and Outreach, IUCN-Pakistan. (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

Ms. Afia Salam is Vice President, Sindh Chapter, Citizens’ Media Commission of Pakistan, a media watchdog body, Councilor for Helpline Trust, a consumer rights organization, Advisor for National Forum for Environment and Health, Associate for HASWA, Healthcare and Social Welfare Association, Trustee for Saneeya Hussain trust.

                                                                                               (Updated On November 2014)