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Management Consultant, Journalist, Writer, Presenter (Radio), Media Analyst Educationist, International Events Organizer, Project Manager, Life Coach and a Mentor

Syed Atiq ul Hassan is the winner of ‘2014 Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Harmony Award’, ‘2014 Auburn Citizen of the Year Award’, and ‘2018 Parramatta Senior Citizen of Year Award’. He has delivered a pioneer projects in multiculturalism in New South Wales in the last 25 years including:

  • The first multicultural English Newspaper in 1997 – Tribune International (Australia).
  • The first Multicultural Eid Festivity event – Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) which is the one of the largest multicultural events in Australia being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth where 40 thousand visitors enjoyed flavor of our multiculturalism.
  • Author of ‘Australia For Pakistanis’ the first book which stunningly investigates the genealogy of Pakistani and Muslims migrants to Australia, published in 2003.
  • The first International Halal Exhibition in Australia – Halal Expo Australia – invited national and international exhibitors from Pacific Region which is unique mega international event in Australia.

The list of his social, community and community media and events services are very long.

Mr. Hassan is a senior community leader in multicultural society of NSW, a leading organisers of multicultural events, forums, conferences, fair and exhibitions. He works as a foreign correspondent and regularly writes columns for international media outlets.

Mr. Hassan is an educationist teaches IT, Business, Marketing and Events Management. He is a Life Coach and a Mentor helping people in the community voluntarily bringing their lives back from personal & professional issues and setting new goals in life.

Academically, Mr. Hassan holds degree in Physics, Computer Technology, Economics, Law, Journalism, advance academic credentials in Management, Marketing, Life Coaching.

When Mr. Hassan migrated to Australia as an IT Professional migrant with his wife Ms. Surraya Hassan and 2 kids, he was 32 years old to he is in 60s, hence he spent the peak time of his life for the community. He is a role model as a campaigner of multiculturalism through his dedicated over 25 years services amazing work.

Mr. Hassan has written many eye-opener articles on multiculturalism. Mr. Hassan has introduced the Australian ethnic communities in the international media as a foreign correspondent and as being the editor-in-chief of Tribune International (Australia). Over 600 media articles of Syed Atiq ul Hassan have been published in the international media and unaccountable reporting and interview he has conducted in the last 30 years or so. Mr. Hassan has worked for many international companies and government departments in the United States, Middle East, and Australia.

Mr. Hassan among those few campaigners of multiculturalism in Australia who have delivered extraordinary services within the Islamic community and to the broad multicultural communities in the state of New South Wales in the last 25 years.

Some of his key achievements:

  • 2018 – Published “Shanakht Kay Qaidi (Stranded in Identity)”.
  • 2018 – Received ‘Senior Citizen Year Award 2018’ from Parramatta City Council (Sydney).
  • 2018 – Organised International Halal Expo Australia 2018 & International Halal Conference 2018.
  • 2017 – Organised Protest Rally “Stop Genocide of Rohingya Muslims” at Sydney Town Hall where former Australian foreigner minister & NSW Premier, Greens’ Senator and many community leaders participated.
  • 2016 – Received award from Thailand Halal Assembly as one of the best guest speakers who spoke on the role of Muslim Journalist in the international media.
  • 2015 – Founder of Halal Expo Australia – An international Halal exhibition, fair & conference in Australia.
  • 2015 – Received Premier’s multicultural media finalist award for Tribune International (Australia).
  • 2014 – Received ‘Citizen of the Year Award 2014’ from Auburn City Council, New South Wales.
  • 2014 – Received Premier’s ‘Multicultural Harmony Award 2014’ from Multicultural NSW, Australia.
  • 2013 – Launched CREF in Melbourne and delivered a successful event attended by over 10, 000 people in Melbourne and over 20,000 in Sydney.
  • 2012 – Started free motivational workshops as an internationally certified life coach for community members as part of community development programme.
  • 2011 – Organised Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2011 Sydney Olympic Park where 10,000 people attended.
  • 2010 – Received ‘Community Services Acknowledgement Award 2010’ from Community Relations Commission.
  • 2008 – Received ‘Community Services Acknowledgement Award 2008’ from New South Wales Community Relations Commission.
  • 2008 – Covered World Youth Day 2008 held in Sydney.
  • 2007 – Covered different events of APEC 2007 held in Australia.
  • 2007 – Delegate to attend and cover the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists.
  • 2006 – Guest speaker at a writing festival organised by the NSW Writers’ Centre. The topic was ‘Australia in Foreign Eyes’.
  • 2006 – Elected member of the Executive Board of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Australia.
  • 2005 – Conducted workshop on ‘Media and Mass Communication’ for the faculty members of the Department of Mass Communication at Sind University (Pakistan).
  • 2005 – Covered the visit of the President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf to Australia, live, for GEO Television.
  • 2005 – Appeared as a political analyst in a live current affair show for Pakistan Television during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister to Islamabad & meeting with then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, highlight available on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBEIY_zzD7Q
  • 2005- Moderator at the forum on ‘Community Unity & Harmony’ organised by Tribune International in Sydney.
  • 2005 – Guest speaker at a Writing Festival organised by the New South Wales Writers’ Centre, delivered talk on ‘Journalism a first draft of history’.
  • 2005 – Guest speaker at the forum on “Impact of anti-terror laws on journalists, writers and publishers (in Australia)” organised by the New South Wales Writers’ Centre in Sydney, Australia.
  • 2003 – Invited by Thailand Authority of Tourism as a special guest to witness the First Golden Kinnaree Awards and to attend the Bangkok International Film Festival.
  • 2003 – Covered peace rallies held in Sydney as a part of international coverage for international media agencies.
  • 2003 – Received Best Spot Journalism award from Victory News.
  • 2001 – Conducted a forum on ‘Terrorism’ held in Sydney.
  • 2002 – Wrote the book ‘Australia For Pakistanis’, which was largely acknowledged in Australia and abroad.
  • 2001 – Travelled to India (from Sydney) to cover the Agra summit and visit of General Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, representing the Australian media.
  • 2000 – Published Multicultural English magazine in celebration of the Sydney Olympics. The magazine was launched by Honourable Morris Imma, the 40th Premier of New South Wales, at NSW Parliament House.
  • 2000 – Conducted a forum on ‘Child Labour in South Asia’ in Sydney.
  • 1999 – Organised forum on ‘Kashmir – A Global Flashpoint’ where active community leaders, parliamentarians, writers and journalist participated.
  • 1998 – Launched the first ‘Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF)’ which is now held every year, in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and became top multicultural event in Australia.
  • 1998 – Started a community radio program for Urdu and Hindi listeners.
  • 1997 – Introduced ‘Tribune International (Australia)’.
‘Life can be much exciting than we think’; Syed Atiq ul Hassan

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Master in Computer Technology
  • Master in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Advance Diploma in Management
  • Advance Diploma in Marketing
  • Certificate IV in Small Business
  • Diploma in Life/Business Coaching

‘Knowledge is Power that dictates our term’; S. A. Hassan

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Media & Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Education & Training
  • Event Management
  • Community Services

PROFESSIONAL ROLES UNDERTAKEN

  • Journalist
  • Media Analyst
  • Writer
  • Editor (Print Journalism)
  • Producer (Electronic Media)
  • Presenter (Radio)
  • Analyst (TV)
  • Systems/Business Analyst
  • Project Leader
  • Lecturer
  • Trainer & Assessor
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Project Leader
  • Events Organiser
  • Community Leader
  • Head of Community Organisations

‘Nothing is impossible but has a cost to pay’; Syed Atiq ul Hassan

SOME AFFILIATIONS & AWARDS

  • New South Wales Premier Harmony Award 2014
  • Citizenship Award 2015 by City of Auburn Sydney
  • Professional Member Media, Entertainment & Art Alliance of Australia
  • Professional Member of Australian Computer Society, Australia
  • Received ‘Community Services Award 2008’ from Community Relations Commission of New South Wales, Australia
  • Received ‘Community Services Award 2010’ from Community Relations Commission of New South Wales, Australia
  • Accredited Life Coach by the International Coach Federation and Australia New Zealand Institute of Coaching (ANZI)
  • President, Pakistani Australian Federation (PAF)

‘We have immeasurable power within us that can change our lives yet we need someone to motivate us’; Syed Atiq ul Hassan

ORGANISATIONS SERVED

MEDIA

PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATION & TRAINING

PERSONAL REFERENCE IN PAKISTAN

  • Abdul Majid Bhatt (GEO)
  • Abdul Qadir Qureshi (APP)
  • Ahsan Qureshi (APP)
  • Akhtar Jamal (PPA)
  • Mahmood Shaam (Senior Journalist, Poet and Writer)
  • Mukhtar Aaqil (Jurraat)

ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Producer, Voice of Tribune (1997 – 2014)

Producer & Presenter of weekly Urdu/English Radio Program (Voice of Tribune) for South Asian Community from FM2000 Sydney. The 2-hour show contains political, non-political, social and entertainment segments and music.

Pakistan Television (PTV) & Radio Pakistan 2005-2006

Participated as Guest presenter in the radio shows of Radio Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan and participated in current affairs shows of PTV.

1. EDUCATION & TRAINING

Working as a contract Trainer/Assessor, Academic Coordinator and Training Consultant for different colleges and VET Institutes for the last 15 years – The details of my work in Training & Education can be provided if needed.

2. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

From 1980 to 2011 worked for different multinational companies, government agencies and other organizations as an IT and Business Professional (either full time or part-time) in Pakistan, Middle East, United States of America and Australia for multinational organizations.

3. CAREER COUNSELLOR, LIFE COACHING

Life/Motivational Coach and Career Counsellor 2010 – to-date

Working as a life/professional/business coach and NLP practitioner accredited by International Coach Federation Australia New Zealand Institute of Coaching (ANZI); Career Counselor and a mentor for individuals and corporate companies.

4. EVENTS MANAGEMENT & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Founding Director, Halal Expo Australia – 2015 to date

Head of the project. Halal Expo Australia is an international event where exhibitors from Australia and different countries participate. Details can be found on www.halalexpo.com.au

Director, Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) – 1998 To Date

Head of the project. Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) is among top 3 multicultural annual events in the state of New South Wales and top 5 among national (Australian) multicultural annual events held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Details can be found on www.chandraat.com

PROFILE

  • Australian Citizen
  • Over 30 years of international experience in Journalism, Information Management, Project Management, Event Management, Education & Training
  • Served as a Reporter, Column Writer, Editor, Publisher, Radio Program Producer & Presenter, Foreign Correspondent, Educationist, IT Professional, Career Counsellor, Mentor, Life Coach, and Event Organiser
  • Spent 30 years in Australia, USA and other parts of the world, served in different professional roles for well-known Corporate Companies, Media Agencies and Educational Institutes
  • Bi-lingual professional, wrote more 600 articles (in English & Urdu) which published in international print media in the last 20 years
  • Produced and presented more than 300 Radio shows in Australia on FM Radio Stations in the last 20 years
  • Conducted many interviews of high-profile people of interest for print and electronic media in the last 20 years
  • Host many live shows for media and community events in the last 20 years
  • Participated in many radio, TV and media events as a political analyst, community leader, and media analyst in the last 25 years
  • In Pakistan, engaged by Pakistan Television as a foreign political analyst
  • Organized Seminars, Forums, Workshops of Community and Media Events in the last 25 years
  • Developed Business Development Reports, Technical Reports, Project Management Reports, Educational training material and Business Proposals as an IT & Business Professional in the last 35 years
  • High-level of Counseling, Mentoring and advising skills being an accredited Life Coach from International Coaching Federation
  • Designed, developed and delivered many professional development training courses in Australia as a Training Consultant, Senior Trainer and Lecturer
  • Possess highly professional skills in research, investigation, analysis and documenting business, project and event management reports
  • Worked more than 25 years in cross-cultural, interdenominational and diversified social environments.
  • Possess high-level of communication, negotiation, investigatory, organizational and management skills
  • Highly skillful in multi-tasks handling various roles independently and simultaneously
  • Experienced team player and a successful leader
  • Excellent Speaker, Articulator and Negotiator

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SOME MEDIA LINKS AS REFERENCES

Produced and presented series of political and social talks under the title of THE FACTS:
* The Facts Show: Unity, Faith and Discipline in the context of 14th of August 2015, the Independence Day of Pakistan (Urdu).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQup8WUS5TU

* Political division and victimization in Sindh, Pakistan (Urdu).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuKgLmbD6l4

* Pakistan India Relations: Amity or Enmity (Urdu).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Svsj-2Rsw

* Asylum Seekers and Australian Government (English).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1dyRq5axvQ

* The Facts: The Family Values in Australian Multicultural Environment (English).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4XmlHYmUKA

* Hazara Community Protest Australia 14th Jan 2013.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtbQF51x9gE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXM-bYGdP3Y

* Radio Show: Recent 2-hour Radio shows as a Producer/Presenter (in Urdu);
http://tribune-intl.com/Media/saz27Jan13.mp3

* Column Writer for Australian’s largest social and political debate.
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/author.asp?id=4168

* Column Writer for New Zealand-based online news media.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00203/syed-atiq-ul-hassan-response-to-mumbai-bombing.htm

* Column Writer for Media Monitor Network, USA & Australia.
http://www.mediamonitors.net/syedatiqulhassan12.html
http://www.mediamonitors.net/syedatiqulhassan24.html

* Print Media; The Nation Pakistan Nov 14, 2012;
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/letters/14-Nov-2012/no-lack-of-educated-women

* Pakistan Observer;
http://www.pakistanherald.com/Articles/Correcting-Indo-Pak-partition-history-1942

* Editorial Tribune International;
http://tribune-intl.com/?p=1113

* Urdu News periodical report – Maktoob-e-Australia;
http://www.akhbar-e-jehan.com/detail/3000/australia-ki-fizaon-say

PRINT MEDIA

Foreign Correspondent – August - 2006 to Date

Foreign Correspondent for Jang Group of Pakistan;www.akhbar-e-jehan.com Regular news round-ups and articles on current affairs.

Freelance Column Writer – 2000 – 2012. Pakistan Observer;www.pakobserver.net

Freelance Writer – 1997 to date

Writing opinion articles on various geo-political and social issues for different print media groups.

Editor, Tribune International, Australia - 1997 - To Date

Tribune International is the First English multicultural newspaper introduced in August 1997.www.tribune-intl.com

Casual Producer/Presenter, SBS Radio – 2010 - To 2015

SBS Radio is an Australian National Radio. I produced and presented Urdu language programs.www.sbs.com.au

Panel Writer

Australian National Online Forum, Media Monitor and others – 1997 – To Date

Wrote opinion articles on current affairs especially on political, social and educational issues for Tribune International, Online Opinion Forum, Media Monitor Network.

Bureau Chief, Pakistan Today, Chicago, USA – 1995 to 1997

Managed Reporting, news collection and other material and supervising running operational activities and process for Chicago.

Freelance Journalist - 1989 - 1995

Worked as a reporter, news/column writer for many print media group.

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