LAHORE: Pakistan Online Media Association (POMA) was formally launched here on Thursday with the aim to equip Pakistani journalists with prolific tools and expertise to stay aligned with the tech savvy and fast-paced world.
The new body comprises of several senior journalists.
Daily Pakistan Web Editor Nauman Tasleem has been elected the chairman Pakistan Online Media Association (POMA).
“At a time when print and electronic media are struggling for desired freedom, I hope this association will make a difference,” said Nauman.
Other office-bearers are: Co-Chairman Yasir Habib (The News/Web Editor Centerline Magazine), President Sarfraz Ali (Global Web Editor Daily Pakistan), Vice President Imran Naeem Ahmad (Editor and Publisher JournalismPakistan.com), General Secretary Muhsen Ali (Web Editor daily Times) and Finance Secretary Raheel Yasin (Web Editor Neo TV).
The Executive Body comprises of Ahsan Zia (Dawn newspaper, Lahore), Ali Zain (Daily Pakistan Global), Sana Fatima (The Nation), Saba Pervaiz (Jahan Pakistan) and Cidra Causary (Pak-Destiny).
The regional presidents lead the following four chapters:
Balochistan Chapter: Regional President Yousaf Ajab Baloch (Editor-in-Chief of The Balochistan Point ), a Publishing partner of Global Voices in Balochistan.
KPK and FATA Chapter: Regional President Rahat Shinwari (UN Communications Manager and blogger).
Sindh Chapter: Regional President Faraz Chandio (Editor Ibrat Group of Publications and blogger).
Punjab Chapter: Regional President Naeem Akhtar (Social media strategist to print and electronic media).
Published in The Balochistan Point on February 5, 2016