Shamim Masih, a professional journalist with diverse work experience from humanitarian to journalism. He has worked in both Urdu and English print and electronic media houses; starting from Independent News Pakistan (INP) English desk to columnist at “Daily Times”. Shamim worked as a diplomatic correspondent with the leading Urdu paper, “Daily Khabrain & Channel 5”, Daily Mail, Daily Sama, Pakistan Today and presently working as Diplomatic Correspondent for Daily Times Pakistan/Online, and lead reporter for “British Pakistani Christian Association”. Since June, 2016, he joined “Fire” monthly magazine as Editor, (www.thefire.com.pk). As stringer he worked with BBC world service and other international media outlets.
He has vast experience of highlighting political and social issues. He has been covering the legislations at Parliament house to sectarian violence, covering from the UN Secretary General press conference to bombing at worship places and burning the Christians’ colonies accusing blasphemy. He has also interviewed the Federal Ministers and the Ambassadors in Pakistan.
He was the first one to write for the Christian minor girl, Rimsha, falsely accused of blasphemy, who later got international attention.
He is ambassador of “Parliament of the World’s Religions” in Pakistan (https://parliamentofreligions.org/content/list-parliament-ambassadors). As a social reformer/peace maker, he has been arranging different seminars/conferences to promote peace and harmony between people from different faith, culture and background. He is a blogger and can be reached at http://oiwerk.blogspot.com/