Since working as a broadcaster in a radio station when I was still in college, and then witnessed how most media in my country were used to spread the propaganda of the authoritarian regime, I decided to switch my original plan to become a teacher into a plan to be involved fully in media world, refusing to be continuously brainwashed. I then worked in print media and TV as a journalist. The nature of media that can be a tool to convey messages is the thing that I find to be always fascinating. It is often instrumental in shaping people’s opinions and social and political awareness. That is why I’m so interested in taking this class. Particular focus in my work is promoting awareness of women’s issues, treatment of minorities, and citizen’s rights.
I hope by studying in The New School, I will have the expertise in media making and use it to tell stories that can raise people’s awareness socially and politically.