Amber Rahim Shamsi
Director, Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), IBA
Amber Rahim Shamsi is an award-winning multi-media journalist and free speech advocate, with wide-ranging experience in television, radio, online and the print media. Currently serving as Director at Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), she is also an International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (ICFJ) fellow. She has also participated twice in the Jinnah Institute's India-Pakistan Track II Chaophraya Dialogue as an Emerging Leader. Shamsi has hosted three news and current affairs shows on mainstream news channels and writes opinion pieces for international media platforms. Previously, she was a bilingual reporter for the BBC World Service, television anchor, desk editor and producer, where her reporting largely focused on human rights. She has also written research reports and training manuals on women in the media, gender and conflict reporting, and has conducted numerous media trainings.