About Me: My name is Sehrish Shaban and I am going to be leading the video module for Voices of Our Future.
A little bit about myself- I am a journalist, documentary filmmaker, media trainer and consultant. I have been part of the multimedia journalism revolution since 2005 when I started my career at Washington Post Newsweek Interactive. Since then, I have reported and produced content for washingtonpost.com, PBS NewsHour and NYTimes.com, Geo Television, DawnNews, Doordarshan amongst other international media outlets. Most recently I was producing video as part of the launch team for an award wining multimedia business news site at Thomson Reuters in New York. As a media trainer and consultant I have developed curriculum and trained journalists in investigative reporting, photojournalism and video production as well as in ethics and leadership. I also consult organizations in developing and implementing result oriented communication strategy. I have a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia and a digital media production diploma from the New York Film Academy.
I currently live in Delhi with my husband Abhishek.
My Passions: grassroots media, South Asia, video for change
My Challenges: Understanding and finding ways to improve my environment and society
My Vision for the Future: For media to be an equilising tool around the world
My Areas of Expertise: video, social media, media strategy, documentary, Pakistan, India