I am a trained journalist, documentary & film maker and an RTI activist. I have more than seven years of combined experience in community service, activism, film making, fact
finding and research on media and RTI. My work as a journalist and RTI activist has received national recognition and won more than four awards in last three years. Along with a published monograph on “RTI Act and Media” and three more forthcoming, I have extensively published in print newspapers and online news and views portals.
I have worked for the broadcast media TV-9, South Asia based news agency UNI, leading Hindi newspaper Hindustan of Hindustan Times Group and have been a regular columnist for leading Urdu newspapers including Inquilab and Asia Express. My writings have covered the challenges and issues of the minority community with a special focus on their socio-economic and political empowerment. I have filed more than five thousand RTIs and have received several important documents in response. Since
2005 I have written more than 1000 opinion and RTI based articles for newspapers, websites and magazines in all three languages of Hindi, Urdu and English. I have made several documentaries and films. My award winning film “Eidiyaan” has been screened at more than 8 film festivals throughout India.
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INSAAN International Foundation
INSAAN International Foundation (IIF) is an emerging platform for community service, policy research and advocacy. IIF will reach out to everyone including the community leaders, legislators, policy makers and civil society activists to advocate for a better and inclusive India. We will work to advance constitutional values of equality of men and women, dignity of labour, capacity development, empowerment of the under-privileged, transparency & accountability in governance, peaceful coexistence, communal, social and ecological harmony.
Mission: Communal Harmony and Inclusive Development
Vision: To emerge as an international platform for social inclusion, capacity development and empowerment
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Poverty, Education, Gender Equality, Media, Health, HIV & Other Diseases, Environment, Sustainability, Human Rights, Youth Empowerment, Leadership, Partnerships, Policy
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वे मुतमईन हैं कि पत्थर पिघल नहीं सकता
मैं बेकरार हु अपने आवाज़ में असर के लिए
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