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TEDxKinnaird - Sonya Rehman - The Power of Citizen Journalism

About the Talk: In this talk, Sonya Rehman, recounts the power of citizen journalism via social networking websites and gives her viewpoint on how citizen journalism can pave way for activism. About the Speaker: After writing vociferously for six years, Sonya did a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Although she was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Moore Fellowship at Columbia. Sonya had the privilege of being selected for an internship with CNN (New York) for the 'Amanpour' show during her last semester at Columbia. Sonya has focused extensively on bringing all things related to Pakistani arts, to print. One of the goals she chisels at achieving is that of doing her part in keeping all things that come within the ambit of art, alive and kicking. In 2008 Sonya launched The Green Kaleidoscope, popularly known as TGK (no longer online) - a monthly e-zine that successfully reached out to young Pakistanis at home and abroad. She currently writes for mainstay publications in Pakistan (The Friday Times, Express Tribune, Newsline, etc). Along with her writing, Sonya taught Print, Radio and Television at the Lahore School of Economics as a Visiting Faculty member in the winter of 2010. About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Length: 11:27


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