Rizwan Safdar

  

Rizwan has eight years of experience in the media and nonprofit sector. He has earned his doctorate in Sociology from the Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. For last four and half years, he has been working with Sujag, a web venture aimed at sensitizing people about their local issues and youth to become involved in democratic and political processes. He has played a leading role in establishing and training a network of over 400 young journalists across Punjab province of Pakistan. These journalists regularly highlight local development, political, governance and human rights’ issues via websites and social media. Moreover, Rizwan writes for Pakistan's leading media house, Dawn Media Group. Over the last two years, he has won several journalism awards for his stories on women rights, democracy, governance and health. He loves meeting people and giving them a voice through his words and videos. He has keen interest in covering stories about democracy, health, agriculture, women's rights, children rights and education. Rizwan's eye for detail makes him a great photo-journaliast.


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