Ms. Shohini Ghosh (Professor Zakir Hussain Chair)
Ms. Ghosh is a professor Zakir Hussain Chair. She completed her Masters from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia. She also completed MPS from Department of Communication Cornell University, USA. Later on, she started teaching at the MCRC from 1990. Ms. Ghosh is a well-known name in the field of mass communication. She has been visiting various national and international institutions including:
- The Department of Communication, Cornell University, USA
- Globalization-McArthur Fellow at the University of Chicago
- Fellow at the Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Group of the Law Department at Keele University, UK
- Visiting Professor to the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society, International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ms. Ghosh is a co-founder of India's first all women documentary production, 'Mediastorm Collective'. The programme received her prestigious Chameli Devi Jain Award for exceptional work among women media professionals in 1992. Ms. Ghosh writes on areas like popular culture and media for popular press and academic journals. Her debut documentary 'Tales of the Night Fairies' won the Best Film Award at Jeevika in 2003 - the National Livelihood Documentary Competition. Then the documentary went to international festivals held in various countries including:
- South Africa
- Hong Kong
- The Netherlands
Ms. Sabeena Gadihoke Lecturer (Selection Grade) Video & TV Production
Sabeena Gadihoke serves as a faculty for Video and Television Production at the Anwar Jamal Kidwai, Mass Communication Research Center. She is well known as a independent documentary filmmaker and camera person. She has huge experience in documentary film production. Ms. Gadihoke is a founder member of the Mediastorm Collective. The Mediastorm has produced a number of documentaries on issues like religious fundamentalism and gender in early nineties. She has produced a film, Three Women and a Camera, which received many awards at Film South Asia in 1999 and MIFF in 2000.
Ms. Gadihoke has conducted various workshops on participatory video practices in south Asia. She headed a position as Jury member at various film festivals such as the Kara International Film Festival in Karachi and Film South Asia, Kathmandu. Ms. Gadihoke was a Fulbright fellow at Syracuse University where her research interests were history, culture and practice of photography in India and issues of gender and technology. India's first book on woman photojournalist, 'Camera Chronicles, a biography of Homai Vyarawalla' was published in 2006.
Ms. Gadihoke, as a faculty for video and television, puts emphasis on practical exercises. That is the reason for AJK MCRC organizing various workshops and seminars to enhance student's fundamental skills.