Mr. Shahid Malik, who served as a Lahore-based BBC Correspondent from 1994 to 2007, now works as a broadcasting trainer and reports from the region for various radio and TV outlets.
Mr. Malik first joined BBC Urdu in the UK in 1984 as a journalist. He went on to produce the popular bilingual 'English by Radio' series and a weekend 'Question and Answer' programme. This programme was a particular challenge as detailed research was required on subjects ranging from science and technology to literature and history.
Later he presented the weekly cultural programme 'Sub Ras' as well as 'Sports Round-Up'. He also hosted the early morning current affairs programme 'Jahan Numa' which today continues to claim a large audience in the sub-continent and parts of the Middle East.
During this period, he took two short breaks from BBC Urdu. In 1987, he worked for Pakistan TV as their London Correspondent and occasional host. In 1991 he worked as a Senior Producer with BBC Radio Leicester where he was responsible for transmissions in English and five Asian languages.
On return to Pakistan Mr. Malik acted as the Resident Editor of an English language daily and has recently headed the local bureau of a well-known private TV channel, supervising their launch in December 2007.
Before joining the BBC, he lectured at two of Pakistan's premier educational institutions: the Government College in Lahore and the Gordon College in Rawalpindi. He also spent time as an Assistant professor at the Open University in Islamabad.
Mr. Malik has a Master's in English Literature and a degree in Law from the University of the Punjab, along with a postgraduate diploma in ESFL from Wales. He is a member of the London-based Chartered Institute of Linguists.
Ms. Rabia Garib is the CEO and co-founder of Rasala Publications where her responsibilities include business strategies, content development, training and design.
Her passion for information technology, education and technology trade journalism are profound and are categories that will change the face of the world as we know it today.
She is active in community affairs and a member of the Content Development Task Force commissioned by the Ministry of IT and Telecom (NIDU) and has published a number of papers including the UNESCO-AMIC production of 'Women Journalists in South Asia – Challenges for Women in Technology Journalism in Pakistan'
She is also a national partner for the Oracle Academic Education Initiative in Pakistan, ThinkQuest and Think.com and develops and produces content for television, radio, print and the online media.
Based on her experience in technology trade media and convergence of different media platforms and subjects, she was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, to represent Pakistan in the 2-month Multi Nation Program amongst 24 other countries, and specialized in the field of technology Trade Journalism and New Media.
Her most recent project is keeping her busy being the Editor-in Chief of a local edition of the world's largest technology business leadership magazine brand, CIO.
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