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Sehyr Mirza

Sehyr Mirza

Biography

Sehyr Mirza is a journalist currently working with Dunya TV Lahore, a leading current affairs television channel in Pakistan.  Her areas of expertise include art and literature, human rights, socio-political issues, gender, and South Asian affairs.  Her work has appeared in media outlets such as DAWN, The News International, Viewpoint and Outlook India. She is also particularly interested in minority rights issues and has interviewed minority communities as part of her research. As part of the non-profit South Asian Writers and Artists Network (SAWAN), she has participated in organizing literary seminars and events celebrating the work of artists and writers in promoting peace and harmony by harnessing the positive energies of expressive arts.  Sehyr also works with Social Awareness Media and Art Junction (SAMAAJ), a development communication organization that works in various traditional and contemporary mediums of arts and communications.  She sees art as a uniting force between people irrespective of race, religion, caste, color, gender, ethnicity, or language.  Through these organizations, Sehyr is participating in the mainstream process of peace at the people-to-people level.  She is an Indo-Pak peace activist and is part of the Aman Ki Asha online resources team.  Sehyr is a trained vocalist in classical Indian music, and has performed at several music festivals including the prestigious All Pakistan Music Conference. She was awarded first prize at the All Punjab Folk Music Festival held at Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore.  She intends to make music for peace and social issues as a step towards bringing a positive change in society.

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