Masror Hausen مسرورحسین is a Pakistani journalist, media/communication strategist and author who has worked in all aspects of the media in Britain, US, Australia and Saudi Arabia. He is widely-published internationally and in the Pakistani media.
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Radio & TV Journalist
|📆 Years active||1985–present|
|👩 Spouse(s)||Sarwat Masror|
|👶 Children||Maan, Maryam|
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Masror Hausen began his career 28 years ago working for a popular English language daily The Muslim in Islamabad and then moved on to radio and then television: DawnnewsTV, Express247 and Samaa TV. In between his journalistic career he also worked as media consultant. Before Samaa he worked as correspondent/researcher with Geo English where he also received one-month training in TV broadcasting. For the last five years he is associated with a New York-based radio network and runs a live current affairs show Radio Pakistan's World Service called English Hour.
He is one of the pioneers who started FM radio in Pakistan launching Mast FM103 which is aired in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan. Mr Hausen has worked for the BBC, ABC (Australia), SBS (Australia) and World Vision radio in addition to participating in India's ZeeTV. Masror Hausen has experience in PR and media marketing.
Adam Dolnik, a world-renowned counterterrorism researcher writes: "According to Masror Hausen, a Pakistani journalist to whom the captured terrorists had passed a secret message written on cigarette packets and foils, the terrorists true motive was 'to fill up the aircraft with explosives and hit it on the Israeli defense ministry, using the aircraft as a missile...'
Masror was working as a reporter for The Muslim during the military dictator General Ziaul Haque's martial law when he was incarcerated and locked up in the Adiala jail for his opposition to the conservative military rule.
Independent Media Consultant
As media and communication consultant he has worked extensively for various UN agencies as well as for leading NGOs like Sungi Development Foundation, Network for Consumer Protection and ActionAid Pakistan where he devised effective Communication Strategies. In addition he has trained a large number of social activists in Pakistan on media strategizing. He also trained 60 Afghan journalists in Peace Journalism during a five-days workshop in Peshawar. The training workshop was funded by ActionAid Pakistan. Mr Hausen has represented Pakistan at a WHO conference in Cairo and the UN-sponsored 1998 Oslo Declaration on Freedom of Belief and Religion.
He studied Politics from Cardiff University and then International Relations from the Australian National University on Australian government scholarship. He has an unconditional admission offer from Cardiff University to undertake research leading to PhD in Political Communication focussing on the US Media Strategy and Iraq war. He has authored two books,  thousands of reports, dozens of articles and some poems!
- Free Speech Radio News at http://www.fsrn.org
- Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists, Adam Dolnik, Keith M. Fitzgerald, 2008, p. 40
- WHO Conference Cairo
- Library of New South Wales
- Australia for All Australians
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