Aazadi Fateh Muhammad
Aazadi Fateh Muhammad is a doctoral student at EW Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Previously she was teaching as an Assistant Professor at the department of Mass Communication, Federal Urdu University for Arts Sciences & Technology Karachi for more than twelve years since April, 2010. She was associated with PTV Karachi for ten years since 2004 as a compare and host for live and recorded programs on cultural and social topics in Urdu and Sindhi, she participated as discussant in more than hundred talk shows on mainstream Urdu and Sindhi television channels in Pakistan including Hum TV, SAMA, GEO, Dawn, ARY, KTN, SINDH TV, MEHRAN, Awaz TV, and also participated in national debates on social issues and women empowerment at all leading national radio stations. She has more than twenty research papers published in recognized research journals, and some feature articles published in leading national newspapers in English, Urdu and Sindhi. Her prominent writings include ‘Media Education: Theory and Practise’, in daily dawn Sunday magazine on December 29, 2013. ‘Pakistanis can debunk myths about Islam, by protesting peacefully’, dated September 22, 2012. and blogs published in International School of Journalism, Ohio University blog and newsletters, in Summer 2012.
She served as founding head at department of Mass Communication at DHA college for women Karachi Phase VIII in 2010 and was part of teaching faculty at University of Karachi for four years from 2006 to 2010. She got first class first position and gold medal in MA Mass Communication in 2005/06 at University of Karachi. She did her first PhD in February 2014 from Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi under the supervision of Prof Dr. Muhammad Shamsuddin. Her title of research was ‘Social Development in Sindh: A Study of Promotional Role of Electronic Media’. She focused on role and contributions of national television and radio in promoting awareness on health, education, women empowerment and family welfare. She has attended and participated in various international exchange and training programs including representing Pakistan in SUSI for Scholars 2012 at Ohio University, USA, Practitioner Training on Peace Making and Effective Communication at Kurve Wustrow Germany in February 2016, and her other international experiences include presenting paper on syllabus of Mass Communication in Dubai SZABIST Conference January 2016, successfully completed training on Women Peace Negotiator Program by Asian Resource Foundation and School of Peace Studies Thailand in December, 2015, participation in community talks and formal sessions at SANA Annual Conventions in 2011 and 2014 in USA.
Ms Muhammad has seventeen years of professional experience of teaching and research and also, she worked voluntarily with social and development sector for upholding community welfare and support. She strongly believes in Peace and Justice, she holds special concern for indigenous communities in Sindh and her recent research interests revolve around communication and media laws, media literacy, peace journalism and communication development.
She is also a mother of two happy children and is a devoted wife, daughter and sister. She has faith in helping and supporting people in any possible way to form peace and progress in society.