Adnan Rehmat has been associated with the Pakistani media sector since 1990, principally as a journalist and media development specialist. For the last few years he has been associated with efforts on development strategies for the Pakistani media including radio, TV and print, as the country’s media transitions from a heavily state-controlled sector to one of pluralisms. He has been involved in advocacy and lobbying on media development issues including improving access to information, media legal reforms, raising the profile of women in media, building news and information capacities of the broadcast sector, and research and analysis, among others. For the last six years he headed the Pakistan operations of the US-based media support INGO, Internews Network, implementing a string media development projects funded by USAID, US State Department, DFID, FCO-UK and Swiss SDC. Rehmat has worked for a string of publications and broadcast networks nationally and internationally and continues to write on media, security and politics regularly. Through some organizations that he helped found, and others that he either heads or guides by being on their board, his efforts are focused on developing and advocating for a stronger legal and professional environment for journalists and media in Pakistan, particularly in the private broadcast sector, with a special focus on North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan.
Adnan Rehmat Executive Director
Khalid currently serves as Manager Admin & Finance, with principal focus on financial administration, budget making for projects, accounts keeping, due diligence on financial allowability, preparing periodic financial reports for office and donors, tracking expenses and maintaining balance sheets. Intermedia is non-profit organization working for capacity building of journalists and media organization. As Director HR, Admin & Finance, he is also responsible for maintaining legal project and other organizational records. He also supervises event management, including handling logistics and planning of events such as trainings and workshops on behalf of the organization within Pakistan and abroad. He has also worked for Internews Network is an international media development NGO based in the United States with offices in 30 countries, including Pakistan. As the Admin Officer with them he was responsible for maintaining records and administrative issues of the office and organizing seminars, workshops on media related issues.
M Khalid Ibadullah Manager Admin & Finance
Aurangzaib Khan has been associated with the Pakistani development sector in general and media sector in particular since the early 1990s. As Media Development Manager for media support INGO Internews Network, for whom he worked for six years before joining Intermedia in 2009 in a similar capacity, his primary work has included training print, radio and TV journalists across Pakistan but with a focus on NWFP, FATA and Balochistan. This includes teaching theory, field-based and theme- based reporting on human rights and rule of law issues, elections, gender perspectives, humanitarian issues, etc, and digital editing techniques. He also heads technical assistance programs for FM stations that include building newsrooms, news and current affairs production and theme-based features and documentary making. He also works with universities in NWFP and Balochistan, helping with broadcast curriculum development, trainings for journalism faculty and students and working journalists. He is an award-winning journalist and regularly contributes special features for Pakistan’s premier magazine Herald as well as Himal, a South Asian magazine. With his former organization International Rescue Committee, Aurangzaib has worked on refugee relief, rehabilitation and protection in conflict regions and continues to report on their issues regularly. He is a keen photographer, short-story writer and poet. He is based in Peshawar and manages Intermedia’s NWFP, FATA & Balochistan operations.
Aurangzaib Khan Media Development Manager
Asif Iqbal has a background of web development, analysis and designing. Before joining Intermedia as a ICT Manager, he served as Web Master for COMSATS Inter Services (CIS), Software Developer for Armed Forces Institute for Cardiology & Web & Software Development Officer for Dancom Online. Beside this he has a reputation for professional developer as a free lancer carrying forward his image as a true professional in his field with a dozen's of reputable projects and sites in his armory.
Asif Iqbal ICT Manager
Naveed started his career as a reporter with daily The Nation in 1998 and covered multifarious seminars, conferences and meetings on a variety of subjects, which also entailed him interacting with various organizations and political parties. His experience spans working for various Pakistani organizations as a journalist. Before joining Intermedia in April 2007, he worked as a Project Coordinator with Women Welfare Organization, an implementing partner of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in three districts of Azad Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot.
Naveed Asghar Project Coordinator
Muhammad Azhar Admin & Logistics Officer
Presently Adil is working with the Intermedia organization as an ‘Admin Officer/Program Coordinator'. He is responsible for the office administration and finance. Besides, he writes the detail outlines of Pushto daily transmission program from the Radio Pakistan “Da Ulas Ghaq” and coordinates with Fata Secretariat and Development Alternative INC. (DAI) office. Before, joining Intermedia, he has served as a sub-editor with the daily Frontier Post and The News International. Besides, he also worked with FM 107 and produced radio programs and news bulletin. Moreover, he has worked with the Internews in ‘Cross Border Training Survey Project' and conducted a survey in tribal areas of NWFP and Balochistan.
Muhammad Adil Yousafzai Admin Officer/Program Coordinator
Islam Gul Afridi, hailing from the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, started his media career as a reporter in 2006 with Radio Khyber FM 91, covering current affairs, social, business and conflict issues of the Khyber A gency in FATA. He also worked for PACT Radio organization, producing radio programs about issues relating to both sides of the Pak-Afghan border. He later worked for media support INGO Internews Network, and was associated for three years with the landmark weekly current affairs Pashto-language radio program on life in tribal areas (FATA), titled Da Shamlo Watan [ The Land of Turbans ]. It remains, to date, the only syndicated radio program about current affairs in FATA. Afridi also operated as a trainer for Internews' training programs at Peshawar University. He is currently serving as the Executive Producer of Intermedia's daily P a shto -language radio program Da Ulas Gha q [ The People's Voice ] about FATA issues in particular. The program broadcasts on the state-run Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, which provides the only FATA-wide broadcasts for a population of 4 million. Over 150 such programs have been produced so far.
Islam Gul Afridi Journalism Trainer & Radio Producer
Umar Daraz started his career as a reporter from September 2005 with Internews (PACT), covering of social, cultural and current events in Waziristan which were broadcasted from various radio stations in Pakistan and Afghanistan. From June 1st 2006 he worked as Public Relation Officer at the Directorate of Information NWFP under National Internship Program (NIP) for the period of one year. He also worked with Internews in producing different programs for ‘Shamlo Watan' program for a couple of years. Before joining Intermedia, he worked with the PACT Radio as a Chief Reporter North Waziristan for consecutive four years. Presently, he is working for Intermedia organization as an Executive Producer for ‘Da Ulas Ghag' program at Peshawar based office.