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Muhammad Sheikh

International Broadcaster Journalist who served Radio Pakistan over three decades. During my professional career (1972- 2010), I gained adequate experience of working in 10- PBC Stations and 4- International channels, BBC, SKY TV, DLI Sports International and Century Television, UK. Being Bi-media specialist (Engineering and programme production), I am well equipped with production processes to studio acoustics, transmission and computer-aided broadcasting. Besides, I have also the honour to be the first webcaster in the country.

During my academics gain and professional assignments in UK,I worked as a contract employee in world leading DSNG company Advent communication at Chesham Buckinghamshire and Dage communication, Aylesbury ,UK.

As a deputy controller (Head of National Broadcasting Service) I initiated online distribution of news and audio material using FTP and VPN to various media outlets functioning under PBC and affiliates. As a producer, senior producer and programme manager I produced hundreds of quality programmes for National circuit and for International broadcasting institutions.

I feel proud mentioning that I’ma trend setter of investigating reporting in Pakistan’s Public broadcast media by starting a programme CHALTA PERTA MICROPHONE back in 1982. Later, alike programme was started ON PTV.

Using my links with top media companies, CMA UK and DLI international, Racal Acoustic (Radio Communication) Harrow Wealdstone UK, BBC, Shaper bush (OB, Eng Section) . I ‘m rationalized with the knowledge of Digital broadcasting system and changed culture of Radio broadcasting adding, podcasting, streaming media technology, Social Media Strategy and Newsroom Integration for better Production and presentation.

Few credentials as media specialist

• Appointed PBC Representative in UK for News Coverage during my higher studies in London School of Journalism and Surrey University Guildford(1986-89)

• Hundreds of my Radio reports have been given an extensive coverage in National and International news papers and websites.

• Prepared and submitted a compressive plan to Ministry of I & B to curb terrorism and extremism through Radio Education and Awareness Programme ‘CHAMALANG Beneficiary Education System In Tribal Areas’ (A joint US and Government of Baluchistan programme)

• Successfully launched FM 101 and designed wide range of special programmes for this new channel of PBC. These programmes set a new trend of broadcast, causing a big boost in its introduction listening and substantial monetary gain through FM radio advertisement.)

Education

1- 1979-1981 MA English (Punjab University)

2- 1980-1981 MA Political Science (Punjab University)

3- 1985-86 Radio News Reporting (Surrey University, Guildford, UK)

4. 1986-1989 Two Years Principal & Advance Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from London School of Journalism, UK (Regular Study) News Production and New Reading Mechanics, Documentary, investigative reporting.

5. City and Guild Elect Eng From South West, London College, Wands worth, UK.

POPULAR DOCUMENTARIES

Motorway M-2 (Urdu), Education with gender bias (English), Camel Kids (English), Bulleh Shah, The knower of spiritual grace (English), Malang (Urdu), Nasir Bazmi Azmo Amal Ki Kahani, The Super Swing( Career Highlight of great cricketer Waseem Akram)

• Awarded Gold Medal by the Chief Minister of Baluchistan (Taj Jamali) in recognition of my professional services as a journalist and broadcaster during my 2-year tenure in Baluchistan.

• Awarded Gold Medal by the Federal Minister for Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education Tehmina Daultana in recognition of my contribution as a producer of Educational programme Apathy in educated youth Started with the collaboration of Sociology Department University of Punjab.

• PBC Excellence award in recognition of my award winning Drama SHAHEED.

• Covered 40 International tournaments Live from UK, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Pakistan including world mega event of sports world cup-1999 live from UK.

• Visited England, USA, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE and Saudi Arabia in an official capacity to attend seminars and reporting.

Contribution as an Educationist

• Sub-Examiner of English at Punjab University since 1984

• Visiting faculty at PU, UMT, Superior University, and Minhaj University.

• Successfully completed my teaching assignment and Dhaka University (Advance Reporting)

• First time introduced interactive learning and Computer Aided learning system in Punjab University and later in Superior University, Lahore.

Brief Teaching assignments at various universities (Courses/Subjects)

Broadcast Journalism, Production, pre-production and post production, Writing for broadcast (News Reporting and Writing for radio), News reading Mechanics and Studio ethics, Programme planning, production and presentation, Advance reporting, Online Journalism, International relation.

Education

1- 1979-1981 MA English (Punjab University)

2- 1980-1981 MA Political Science (Punjab University)

3- 1985-86 Radio News Reporting (Surrey University, Guildford, UK)

4. 1986-1989 Two Years Principal & Advance Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from London School of Journalism, UK (Regular Study) News Production and New Reading Mechanics, Documentary, investigative reporting.

5. City and Guild Elect Eng From South West, London College, Wands worth, UK.

Few Important Lectures delivered in various workshops, Seminars and educational institutions

• Satellite Broadcast system.

• Tele-text Broadcasting.

• Webcasting.

• Online Journalism.

• Audio Basics.

• Advance Reporting,( CAR (Computer assisted reporting and SNG (Satellite News Gathering.

• New Information World Order

• Energy crisis in Pakistan

• Social stratification in Pakistani Society.

• Community Development

• Communication Strategies

• Status of women in Pakistan

• Journalistic Writing.

• Links for world media.

• Role of HPTs and Receiving Centres.

• Establishing External Service.

• Limitations of Public Broadcasting organizations.

• PBS in USA, Europe and Russia. (Comparison with PBS in Pakistan)

• Responsibilities of Broadcast/Journalist.

• Interview techniques for Radio and TV.

• Elements of Live Transmission. OBs and Studio Programme

• Broadcast ethics.

• Cultural invasion through FM Radios.

• FM Stations and lost Identity.

• Development of FM Radio in Pakistan

• PEMRA (A Missing watchdog).

• Significance of digital and online developments in the industry.

• Role of electronic media in current scenario.

• Global Muslim Media and western Influence.

• Media Management

• SAARC countries trade agreement and issues

• Challenges to Radio in Pakistan

• Strength and Alliances of Party System

• Political Parties Pre-Partition)

• PAK-IRAN and PAK-AFGHAN Relation.

• Online Journalism (Classification of Social Media)

• Gatekeeping

• Annotative reporting and open source journalism

LINKS TO VIEWS ONLINE CONTRIBUTION. ( Published in National and International pres 2010-11)

Mainstream Media hegemony and new media environment

http://www.upublish.info/Article/Mainstream-Media-hegemony-and-new-media-environment/909852

http://www.upublish.info/Article/Women-Entrepreneurship-Development/608479

http://pressexposure.com/?id=201012

http://aajkal.com.pk/news.aspx?img=http://www.aajkal.com.pk/news/2010/11/4/commerc_n10.jpg&w=800&h=596

http://www.freepressindex.com/news-trade-fair-message-185653.html

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Business/21-Oct-2010/Pakistan-at-intl-fair-in-Germany

http://www.scci.net.pk/pdetail.php?eid=444&mid=33

www.scci.net.pk. or http://www.scci.net.pk/pdetail.php?eid=389&mid=33

http://scci.net.pk/pdetail.php?eid=349&mid=33

http://scci.net.pk/pdetail.php?eid=348&mid=33

http://www.naitazi.com/2010/07/28/the-national-entrepreneurship-development/

http://www.naitazi.com/2010/07/28/on-pakistan-economy/

http://www.naitazi.com/2010/09/12/k-2010-road-to-prosperity-2/#comments

www.upublish.info/Article/ON-PAKISTAN-ECONOMY/367695 - Cached

http://www.upublish.info/Article/K-2010--Road-To-Prosperity/381419

http://ezinearticles.com/?K-2010,-Road-to-Prosperity&id=5040423

http://ezinearticles.com/?Understanding-SMEs-(Small-and-Medium-Entrepreneurs)&id=5049761

http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Muhammad_Ahmad_Sheikh

http://pressexposure.com/PR/FreeLance_Broadcaster/_Journalist.html

http://pressexposure.com/?id=184469

http://www.aaj.tv/2010/09/pakistan-to-participate-in-worlds-largest-trade-fair/#comment-1751

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing imperative for economic development of Pakistan. Smeda will provide all possible assistance to manufacturers. (By Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh, ...

www.freepressindex.com/news-lean-manufacturing-181223.html

  • Organisation:

    Frelance International broadcaster/ journalist and educationist. Forrmer Deputy controller , National Broadcasting Service, Radio Pakistan

  • Job Title:

    Bureauchief