Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Panellist in Global Media Forum, DW, Bonn (June 20-22, 2011). Topics: June 20, True Security and Human Rights in a Globalizing World; June 22, The Political Power of Social Media
  • Lecture at Centre for International Studies, Ohio University, May 29, 2009. The Human Face of Fata: People, Life, and Problems in Pukhtoon Populated Pakistani Region Bordering Afghanistan
  • Lecture at University of California, Riverside, May 14, 2009. Challenges and Opportunities for Development and Entertainment Programming in Tribal Areas of Pakistan: Community Radio and Tribal Politics
  • Lecture at Ohio University: What we Are Doing in Afghanistan, April 30,
  • Roundtable presentation at Ohio State University April 24, 2009 Symposium Possibilities for a Post-Racial Nation/World in the Obama Era. Roundtable titled: Global Perspectives, Concerns, and Insights. Presentation title: Fears and Hope of People of Pakistan: Obama Era and Pakistan. .
  • Presentation at the Global Awareness Program (GAP) series on Islam: From Kandahar to Kashmir: Media Conflict & Peace Building in South Asia. Topic of the presentation: Pakistan: Escalating Conflicts, Lessening Solutions at Bentley Hall, Ohio University on March 11, 2009.
  • Lecture at Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar on the topic of Progressive Islam: Introduction and Discourse in the US Academia on February 20th,
  • Presentation at the panel on Muslim Thinkers: title of the presentation Abdul Ghaffar Khan: Bringing Peace to a Hostile Environment at Conference 100 Years of Progressive Islam 1909 – 2009: A Conference in honor of Mahmoud Mohmed Taha (January 17-18, 2009) organized by the Center for African Studies, Ohio University on January 18, 2009.
  • Panel presentation at Conference on 100 Years of Progressive Islam at Ohio University on the topic of Abdul Ghaffar Khan: Bringing Peace to a Hostile Environment on January 19, 2009
  • Presentation at the panel on Negotiating Media Freedom in Transitional Societies at the 8th Annual Global Fusion Conference (October 30- November 2, 2008) Ohio University on the topic of Community Radio in Pakistan: potential for development on November 1, 2008
  • Keynote speech at 8th Annual Global Fusion Conference (October 31- November 2, 2008) Global Fusion Conference at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio on the topic of Pakistan: Land, Media, and Media Studies on October 31th, 2008
  • Lecture on 9/11 at the Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University on the Topic of Pakistan: introduction and Media Coverage of Anniversary on September 11, 2008 on September 11, 2008.
  • Lecture at the Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar on the topic of Clash of Civilisations: Intellectual Worth and Communicative Importance 0n April 7, 2006.
  • Lecture at Internews organised International Workshop for training journalists on the topic of Journalist professionalisation: Balancing Rights with Duties at the University of Peshawar on December27, 2005.
  • Lecture at Internews organised International Workshop for training journalists on the topic of Professional Approach to Journalism for Pre-empting Conflict at the University of Peshawar on December 21, 2005.
  • Concept paper on the topic of Teaching Media Ethics at the Pakistani Universities at the National Seminar on Media Ethics: Curriculum Development at the Department of JMC, University of Peshawar December 2004.
  • Lecture at the Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar on the topic of
  • Intercultural Dialogue: Premises and Promises on November 26, 2004.
  • Lecture at the Department of Journalism, University of Peshawar on the topic of Media Ethics and Development Communication in a one-day training workshop for district correspondents from Tribal Areas organised by Department of JMC and Internews in September 2004.
  • Lecture at the Bara Gali summer campus, University of Peshawar on the topic of
  • Ethics in Reporting for Print Media in the same workshop in July 2004.
  • Lecture at the Bara Gali summer campus, University of Peshawar on the topic of Social Sector Reporting in a Department of JMC and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organised Workshop for training of district correspondents, in July 2004.
  • Lecture at the Senate Hall, University of Peshawar on the topic of Introduction to Communicator Research in Pakistan in a PUTA organised seminar on June 21 2004.
  • Lecture at the Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar on the topic of A New Approach for Theory and Methodology for the Developing World on 13 March 2004.
  • Lecture on the topic of Media System in Pakistan at the University of Leipzig on 27 January 2004.
  • Lecture on the topic of Communicator Research and Social Change at a DAAD sponsored workshop on Media and Social Change at the University of Leipzig on 8 December 2003.
  • Lecture on the topic of Communicator Research in Pakistan: Methods and Findings at a DAAD sponsored workshop on Media Systems: Islamic and Democratic Western” at the University of Peshawar on 13 December 2002.
  • I was invited for a lecture at the Rhode Island College, USA in the October Series Lectures of the College that in October 2002 were concentrating on Afghanistan, under the title of Artefacts Of War: Art And Politics In A Globalized World on the topic of Afghan War: A Pukhtoon Journalist’s Perspective. I was not granted Visa to the USA by the US embassy in Berlin, despite the repeated assurances by the University of Leipzig, DAAD, and the Rhode Island The paper was read in the seminar by a US academic and the ensuing debate was published in the collage newspaper. The Rhode Island collage invited me for the second time for a series of lectures, but I decided not to visit US due to the final phases of my dissertation as well as the prevalent anti-Pakistan attitudes in the US.
  • The paper has now been published after a series of revisions and a slight change in title in the Duke University Press publication Globalizing Afghanistan.
  • Lecture on my PhD project “A Profile of Journalists in Peshawar” at the same venue on 22. June 2002.
  • Participation and Lecture in a Podium Discussion the topic of Intercultural Dialogue: The present necessities in a global world (in German), at Kaiser Maximillian University, Würzburg, at the annual meeting of DAAD scholarship holders (June 21, 2002).
  • Presentation on the topic of Economic Development in FATA: the Role of Media in Supporting Economic Development in FATA, at the conference Economic Currents and Opportunities For Economic Development In FATA on January 17th & 18th, 2017, at University of Peshawar, Peshawar,
  • Lecture at the ZEMKI research colloquium at University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany on November 17th, 2016, on the topic of Development, Journalism, and Social Change in the Conflict Ridden Northwestern Pakistan
  • Lecture at Department of Media Studies, TU Ilmenau, Germany on November 9th, 2016, on the topic of The Future of
  • Presentation at the conference Best Practice in Teaching Conflict, War and Peace Journalism at department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo and Akerchus University College of Applied Science, Oslo, Norway, on November 7th and 8th, 2016, on the topic of Peace Journalism: A Glocal Perspective in
  • Panel presentation at the FoME symposium, Observer, Agitator, and target: Media and Media assistance in Fragile Contexts, in Berlin, November 3rd and 4th, 2016. Title of the presentation on November 4th was Facing Ethical Dilemmas: Journalists and Media Development Actors in Conflict
  • Presentation, presenting the social opinion at the GIZ-DWA launch of the Innovative Pilot Measure, Implementing Right to Information Acts –Promoting Data-Driven Journalism, Organized by GIZ and DWA, at Marriot Hotel, Islamabad, July 14th,
  • Panel presentation on Political communication and New Media, at the one day conference on Digital Citizenship and Governance: a Discussion with the Academia, organized by the Department of Political Science in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission, on January 13th, 2016 at University of Peshawar.
  • Panel presentation on June 10th on the topic of The Human face of FATA: Role of Media in The Building of FATA’s Image, at the conference on Socio-Economic and Political currents in FATA: A Way Forward On June 10-11, 2015, at the University of Peshawar.
  • Presided a panel on Media in Pakistan at the 1st National Conference on Emerging Trends and Challenges in Social Sciences (ETCSS’ 2014), organized by University of Swat at Bara Gali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar, August 6, 2014.
  • Panelist at the 1st National Conference on Emerging Trends and Challenges in Social Sciences (ETCSS’ 2014), organized by University of Swat at Bara Gali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar, August 7, 2014 on the topic of “Pakistani Media at the Crossroads: a search for an audience focused ethics”
  • Lecture at the Model National Geographic Photo Camps and Exhibition 2014 on the topic of “Photo Journalism in our Society” on April 22, 2014, at University of Peshawar. The activity was organized by Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN).
  • Panellist at the Social Media Summit at the plenary session Social Media and the Changing Landscape of Journalism on March 30th, 2014, in
  • Lecture on Functional Aspects of Professional Roles of Journalists at the University of Swat on January 30th,
  • Lecture on “Students’ Expectations and Market Demands from Media Education at Universities” at University of Swat, November 18th,
  • Lead panellist at Deutsche Well Akademie in “Pakistan's Media Landscape: The Effects of Liberalization” On May 29th, 2013 in Bonn,
  • Expert panellist at ARD main Studio in Berlin at Medien International: Pakistan on the topic of ‘Reporting in Pakistani Media’ on May 30th,
  • Lecture on Community Media in Swat at Swat University on May 15th, Lecture and subsequent discussion was attended by journalists in Swat and the faculty of the university.
  • Panel presentation at PC, Peshawar on the topic of Media and the portrayal of Violence, on May 7th, 2012. The program was organized by Hunerkada (Islamabad based NGO), US Consulate in Peshawar, and the ministry of information and culture, KPK.
  • Lecture at the Chair of Islamic Studies, University of Erfurt (Germany) (December 7, 2011) on the topic of Social Media in Pakistan: profile of social media users