IJFF KSA chapter formed, prominent scribes inducted

Riyadh – International Journalists Fraternity Forum (IJFF) formed the new body for its chapter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new office bearers and executive members of the KSA chapter were announced at a glittering event held in Riyadh.

Eminent community leader and Chief Patron the Riyadh chapter of IJFF Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ali has been selected as the new president of the KSA Chapter of IJFF. The new body includes prominent journalists K N Wasif, Ghazanfar Ali Khan and Chairman Masah Specialized Construction Co. Mohammed Abdul Nayeem as the members of advisory board.

The three Vice Presidents are Shamnad Karunagapally, Mohammed Saifuddin and Tanveer Zahaque. Arab News correspondent Rashid Badrul Hassan has been selected as the new General Secretary. Overseas correspondent, Ruby Channel, Basith Abu Maaz and Independent Journalist Shahzeen Eram are Joint Secretaries of the newly formed body. Banker Syed Mustafa Ahmed will be the Treasurer while Journalist Al Watan Daily, Saud Rahman will be the Organizing Secretary.

In addition to the above five Executive Members/Coordinators were also inducted. They include independent journalists Mansoor Qasmi and Abdul Nayeem Qayyum, Dhanesh Chandran (Time Code Media Production), Community Activist Farooq Raza and IT Consultant Ismail Hasan (Amer).

Prominent journalist Ghazanfar Ali Khan stressed on the necessity of approaching international bodies with properly documented dossiers. We have not done our homework properly. We only talk about setting up our own TV channels. The necessity of time is to work on developing professional dossiers about the atrocities on minorities and send those dossiers to international organizations like UN and others.

Distinguished journalist K N Wasif said that journalists should learn by sharing knowledge and experiences with each other. IJFF is a platform where it can be done more effectively. He urged the scribes in KSA to join hands with each other and improve themselves by sharing each other’s knowledge.

Coordinator All India Steering Committee Eng. Zaigham Khan said that media is a very powerful tool and journalists exposed several scams leading to dismissal of governments. Not only India but many democratic countries witnessed it. Now a days several media outlets are biased but we should not lose hope for their betterment.

Global President IJFF Dr. Mohammed Asif Ali, who came all the way from Hyderabad, India graced the event as guest of honor. He said that successful people are those who returns back to society. People commonly make large claims on stage, but their contributions and services are nil at ground level.

The new president of IJFF KSA chapter Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ali thanked global president Dr. Asif Ali for bestowing him with the major role. He assured that IJFF Saudi Arabia chapter will strive to bring journalists on one platform to share knowledge and explore new opportunities in the field. He requested all the attendees to strengthen the organization and help in their efforts.

Upon completion of 200 years of Urdu journalism a grand event was organized at the auditorium of Indian embassy in Riyadh last year. Coordinators of the bicentenary celebration of Urdu journalism were felicitated by presenting mementoes and certificates.

The new office bearers of IJFF KSA chapter were felicitated with shawls.

On this occasion Global President IJFF Dr. Mohammed Asif Ali said that bicentennial celebrations of Urdu journalism were held in many parts of India and several other countries. IJFF will soon publish a souvenir to mark this grand event. He requested the community organizations and business houses to participate in this effort by placing their advertisements in the upcoming souvenir.

Independent Journalist and Executive Member IJFF KSA chapter Abdul Nayeem Qayyum conducted the proceedings of the event eloquently. Farooq Raza and Basith Abu Maaz looked after the arrangements.

Large number of community leaders and members of social, cultural and educational organizations attended this event.

– YaHind.Com

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