Curriculum Vitae: Assabah KhanJuly 16, 2007
Objective: To work for Peace building throughout the World
D.O.B. 29-1- 1974
Masters in Mass Communication & Journalism from June 1998-June 2000, University of Kashmir
Six months Certificate Course in Human Rights (CHR) through Indira Ghandhi National Open University ( IGNOU)
One year Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE) through IGNOU
Researched on “Problems of Working Women in Urban Centers” of Kashmir valley.
Researched on various Political Documentaries
Technical Qualifications : i) Three weeks Video-Production course from Audio visual Research Centre (AVRC) University of Mysore. ii) Five days Photojournalism Workshop organized by Department of Media Education & Research Centre (MERC) University of Kashmir
Worked as Supervisor in the Department of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme) from 13th October, 1999- 13th August, 2003.
Currently working as Editor in Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K) from 14th August, 2003
Read News Headlines (Surkhiyaan) in Srinagar Doordarshan since June 2003 –June 2005
Writing articles for English Daily Greater Kashmir from Sep 1997
Worked for English Weekly Alsafa from Sep 2000- Sep2001
Performed programmes like ‘Youth Club’and ‘Discussion Time’and Kashmiri language teaching Courses for Radio Kashmir, Srinagar from 1998-2003
Currently anchoring Zarai Khabar and language programmes on TV
Job Training :
Attended 3 months job training from 14th Oct 2001- 29th Dec 2001 organized by Directorate of Social Welfare, J&K Govt, Srinagar in collaboration with Home Science department, University of Kashmir.
Did voluntary work for a Human Rights Group Coalition of Civil Society for almost two years. Edited report on Human Rights and their quarterly magazine.
Currently writing articles for British Website Indymedia and US organization IMOW (International Museum of Women)
Extra Curricular Activities:
Participation in Kathmandu Workshop:
Participated in “Kashmir Conflict Transformation Workshop, held in Kathmandu, Nepal From Aug 16-20,2004 organized by Washington DC based Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) Chaired by US Ambassador John Warlick McDonald, with the assistance of United States Institute for Peace (USIP)
Participation in (ESF)2004:
European Social Forum was held in London from Oct 14-17, 2004. Registration No at ESF : QAC0050BB Participation was facilitated by Netherlands based IKV (Inter Church Peace Council) with Marjan Lucas as Project Manager of Kashmir Project
Participation in Male Workshop: Participated in Kashmir Conflict Transformation Workshop held at Male, Maldives from 13th to 17th March 2006 organised by Washington based Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy with US Ambassador John.W.McDonald as its Chairman
Participated in debates, seminars, group discussions, essay competition, elocution contests. Represented state a few times in North Zone Youth festivals organized by Association of Indian universities. Toured various educational institutions in India :
Lucknow University, Lucknow
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh,
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi,
Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi
Panjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Panjabi University , Patiala
University of Mysore to participate in Group Discussions and Debates.
Remained a member of literary club of Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and was actively involved in the promotion of Kashmiri language participated in many cultural programs of Kashmir University.