Profile

Syed Talat Hussain (CEO)

Syed Talat Hussain is Pakistan’s leading journalist. He has spent well over two decades in the profession and has held various important positions in prestigious media organisations. He is former editor The News, director News and Current Affairs Aaj television, producer CNN, Correspondent Time magazine, producer American Broadcasting (ABC). At present he is working with GEO TV as Senior Anchor. He has reported extensively from the field in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe and the UK and has written for Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, India Today besides many other publications of repute.

He is frequently invited to lecture at prestigious forums like, National Defense University of Pakistan, Air War College Pakistan, Naval War College Pakistan, Foreign Services Training Academy of Pakistan, Information Services Training Academy of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam University, International Relations Department.

He has done a series of manuals on editing and scripting. He has put together an electronic media manual for reporters and producers in collaboration with Asian College of Journalism, India and PANOS, a regional media organization based in Nepal. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations. He is widely-travelled and speaks English, Urdu, and Punjabi.

Shanila Sikandar (Director)

Shanila Sikandar excels in current affairs production, both content and technical.  She designs current affairs. She has deep interest in international and national political issues. Coordination, research and team management can be put down as her strong points. She has produced current affairs shows from UK and Europe.  She has done her Masters in International Relation.

Abid Hameed (Director)

For at least 10 years, Abid has been handling professional editing and production. His main experience has developed on the news side of the profession, but he has proven capabilities in the sphere of current affairs as well. He has worked with different production houses where he has produced documentaries, edited songs, dramas and commercials. Creative editing is his forte. He has a bachelor in arts, a diploma in Graphic Designing. At present he is working in GEO TV.

Syed Faisal Shakeel (Director)

Syed Faisal Shakeel has vast experience in reporting for both the print and electronic media. He had produced documentaries on social issues as well as on conflict zones. He had covered army operations in Swat, South Waziristan, Kurram and Mohmmand agencies.

He has also worked on website for the South Asian Free Media Association—covering the state of human rights, energy and conflict in the region. He reported extensively for The News on legal issues, besides covering the movement for the deposed judges’ restoration for Dawn (newspaper) and Express 24/7.

At present, he is working with The Express Tribune, reporting on developments at the Supreme Court. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication from the University of the Punjab.