Director, Centre for Excellence in Journalism,
Amber Rahim Shamsi is Director, Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). Ms. Shamsi is an award-winning multi-media journalist and free speech advocate, with wide-ranging experience in television, radio, online and the print media.
She is also an International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and an International Centre for Excellence in Journalism (ICFJ) Digital fellow. Ms. Shamsi has participated thrice in the Jinnah Institute's India-Pakistan Track II Chaophraya Dialogue as an Emerging Leader.
She has hosted three news and current affairs shows on mainstream Pakistani news channels and writes opinion pieces for local and international media platforms. Previously she was a bilingual reporter for the BBC World Service, where her work largely focused on human rights.
She has also written four research reports and training manuals on women in the media, gender and conflict reporting. She is a certified e-trainer and has conducted numerous media trainings through the CEJ-IBA platform and is on the advisory boards of Lok Sujaag, an alternative media platform, and the Pakistan Press Foundation, a media development organisation.