ASAD JAN

Journalist, Media Development Expert, Project Management, Documentary Maker, International Affairs, Digital Space Safety Trainer

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Asad has been associated with Pakistani and International media sector since 2003, principally as a journalist and media development specialist. For the last twelve years, He has been linked with efforts on development strategies for the Pakistani and International media including radio, TV, print and public universities and schools 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, conducting security trainings for working journalists, building news and information capacities of the broadcast sector, and improving media standard, among others.

He has spent his career in various positions at international development organizations, including Internews, Search for Common Ground, Equal Access International, International Federation of Journalists, IRC, UNFAO, and Creative Associates International. Asad implemented dozens of multi-million projects of USAID, OTI, PAS, DRL, UN, and EU in Pakistan's most conflicted areas like FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan along with Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia. His focus is Media Development, Communications, Public Relationship, Digital Security, Photography, Documentary, Program Implementation, Proposal, and Report Writing and Advocacy.

Since April 2021, He is leading a US based international organization ‘Search for Common Ground’ as Country Director Pakistan, while prior to this assignment, he was Regional Technical Program Advisor with US based International media development organization ‘Internews’ from April 2019 till March 2021.

Asad also worked as Country Director Pakistan of Internews from January 2017 till March 2019, Deputy Country Director Pakistan of Internews from December 2014 till December 2016. He also worked with Equal Access International as Director Media Communications, Spokesperson, also worked with United Nation Food & Agriculture Organization as Communication Specialist & Spokesperson and Senior Media officer with Creative Associates.

Asad also worked as professional working journalist and worked with Pakistan leading media group “Jang Group of Newspaper” as Staff Reporter for more than five years.

Having passion for media, studied and studying Journalism across the globe, received Netherlands fellowship 2013 for ‘Using media for Development’ did his Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication from University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

He also earned certification from the world-renowned National Geographic Society in Washington DC in the field of Photography along with Diploma from Washington States University in Advance Journalism and Media Management and fellowship in Mobile Journalism from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Thailand.

Adha Pakistan Documentary (Women Rights to Property and Inheritance)

I was the Lead Author to research, report and draft this #CommunicationStrategy. This Communications Strategy was prepared in support of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW).

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This report reviews the promise and pitfalls of data journalism by evaluating and assessing Internews’ project in Pakistan.

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Afghanistan - The Humanitarian Crisis

Afghanistan - The Humanitarian Crisis

Asad Jan views and analysis on Afghanistan growing humanitarian crisis and response of international community

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Social Media Rules 2021 in Pakistan

Social Media Rules 2021 in Pakistan

Asad Jan delivered a one day "Digital Media Awareness Workshop" to Peshawar based journalists and members of Khyber Union of Journalists.

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Internet Freedom and Mobile Journalism

Internet Freedom and Mobile Journalism

Asad Jan addressed the participants of five day electronic media workshop on internet freedom & digital security.

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PM IK Interview with TRT

PM IK Interview with TRT

Asad Jan discussed Pakistan Prime Minister Interview with Turkish Television,

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Taliban Govt in Afghanistan | Khyber News

Taliban Govt in Afghanistan | Khyber News

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Digital Media Awareness Workshop for IFJ - KHUJ

Digital Media Awareness Workshop for IFJ - KHUJ

Asad Jan delivered one day Digital Media Awareness Session for IFJ and KHUJ

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Afghanistan Challenges in Govt Formation

Afghanistan Challenges in Govt Formation

Asad Jan discussed the real and on the ground challenges to Taliban in formation of government

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The state of democracy in South Asia

The state of democracy in South Asia

Democracy is widely accepted in the political discourse, including by right-wing religious parties. Asad Jan for FES Pakistan

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Internet Freedom and Challenges to Women in Pakistan - VOA

Internet Freedom and Challenges to Women in Pakistan - VOA

Asad Jan discussed#SocialMediaRules2021 in Pakistan, Internet freedom and Internet Access to Women with VOA.

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International Peace Day

International Peace Day

Asad Jan, Country Director Search for Common Ground, gave a special message on International Day of Peace 2021.

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Internet Freedom and Media in Pakistan - VOA

Internet Freedom and Media in Pakistan - VOA

Asad Jan discussed Internet Freedom, Social Media in Pakistan, and future of mainstream media in Pakistan.

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COUNTRY DIRECTOR - SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND PK

Overall responsible for Pakistan office from a programmatic and operational perspective, as well as leading on fundraising, strategic planning, reporting, GoP Coordination, MnE, and donor relations; Implementing two US State Department DRL projects;

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REGIONAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM ADVISOR - INTERNEWS

Provided program and technical support to the Asia region (specifically in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Pakistan on proposal development, project implementation, MnE requirement, donor reporting and compliance Digital Security, press freedom etc.

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COUNTRY DIRECTOR PAKISTAN - INTERNEWS

I provided strategic guidance and leadership for Internews’ programs; coordinates technical, legal and professional capacity building assistance to partners and beneficiaries; ensures proper oversight of Internews personnel, financial management and administration; and coordinates with other media stakeholders in the region to ensure that Internews leverages other resources, avoids duplication and compliments other media development initiatives.

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