Puruesh Chaudhary

Puruesh Chaudhary

Puruesh Chaudhary is a media development and strategic communications professional; pertaining to key functional areas covering research, content evaluation and its conceptual development. She has been a professional broadcast editor and has worked in leading news channels in Pakistan; both in Urdu and English: designing, developing and planning content for news, current affairs and other special assignments. She has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and is currently the Curator for the Islamabad Hub. Her forte is to enable the concepts of knowledge collaboration & information sharing by developing strategic content and outreach communication techniques that have an impact on the socio-economic developmental models. She assists and works on various communication and journalism development programmes with UNESCO, UNICEF, DANIDA, CIME, Media Helping Media, Pakistan Institute for Peace and Security, Internews Europe, British High Commission, Faith-Matters, International Center for Journalists, Center for Investigative Journalism Bosnia-Sarajevo, International Media Support, US State Department, Investigative Dashboard, Ministry for Information and Broadcasting of the Government of Pakistan, BBC College of Journalism, Fatima Jinnah Women University, International Center For Journalists, European Union, National University of Science and Technology, Naya Jeevan, National Defence University, Press Council of Pakistan, Open Society Foundations, Democracy Reporting International. She is the President of what originally started of as an initiative called “AGAHI” designed by Mishal Pakistan; and is now established as not-for-profit foundation that aims to increase the capacity of journalists and media/communication professionals in the country. AGAHI is also one of the knowledge partner for Pakistan’s first “60 Second Film Festival”. She has created several scholarship opportunities for the through Press Clubs and Universities (Peshawar and Balochistan) for students aspiring to become professional media and communications workers/leaders through industry-academia linkages. She has also developed the first Online Journalism course, which is being taught in several universities across Pakistan, by training the educationists and practitioners. She was the leading consultant on a 12-episode documentary series over content design and layout on indirect victims of terrorism, extremism, violence in Pakistan.

  • Organisation:

    AGAHI | Coalition for Ethical Journalism

  • Job Title:

    Founder & Coordinator

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