Syed Atiq ul Hassan was born in an underprivileged city of Hyderabad Sind, Pakistan. His father and mother were school teachers who gave Mr. Hassan a strong belief that get and give knowledge is the best way to have better and respectable life in the society.
Mr. Hassan studied throughout his life. He finished his Bachelor of Honours degree in Physics & Mathematic with top in Science Faculty (Gold Medallist) in 1977. He did Master in Computer Technology received 2nd Position in the faculty in 1978.
Mr. Hassan started his IT career as a Systems Analyst/Programmer worked for one of the top organisations in Pakistan, as a First Grade Officer (Grade 17 Pakistan Government Service), when he was 22 years old. During his first 8 years of IT career, he also performed as an IT Lecturer for University & IT Colleges. He is one of those pioneers of IT Private Institutes in Karachi in early 1980s. Mr. Hassan from his early student’s life taking interest in writing articles on social issues. Today, he is an international media writer. Mr. continued his studies since he entered in professional life, he did Bachelor of Law (1984) and Master of Economics (1988).
In 1989, Mr. Hassan was granted immigrant visa from the Australian Government on his professional qualification and moved to Australia with his family. From 1989 to 1993 he had worked for New South Wales (NSW) Police Services as a Computer Systems Officer. He received lots of acknowledgement on his excellent services for NSW Police Services. During his first 4 years (1989-93) in Australia, he laid down a community organisation for South Asian Community, arranged social & cultural events for South Asian Community especially for Pakistanis & Indians Communities and received popularity as an active member of the South Asian Community in Sydney.
In 1993, Mr. Hassan went Saudi Arabia as an IT Consultant and worked more than a year for Ministry of Port Authorities in Riyadh. During his stay in Saudi Arabia Mr. Hassan organised social gatherings and events. In 1994, Mr. Hassan went to United States working as an IT Consultant, at the same time, he also worked as a freelance Journalist. He worked for well-known US companies as a IT Consultant. He worked as a Bureau Chief of ‘Pakistan Today‘ for Chicago. During five years stay in United States, Mr. Hassan received remarkable recognition from his Media work. In 1997, Mr. Hassan returned back to Australia and continued worked in IT and Media industries as an Information & Media Analyst. On 14th of August 1997, on the golden jubilee of Pakistan, he introduced Tribune International – the First English ethnic newspaper (www.tribune-intl.com) in Australia. In 1998, Mr. Hassan completed a course of Radio Operations and launched 1-hour community radio show for South Asian community, (Voice of Tribune) from FM 100.9 which he still continuous from from Radio 2000fm. Mr. Hassan received remarkable recognition as a Journalist, Analyst, Reporter, Column Writer, Foreign Correspondent, Radio Program Producer/Presenter. In 2000, Mr. Hassan completed Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Australian College of Journalism. In the last 10 years, Mr. Hassan has written more than 600 articles on current affairs, politics, human issues, social & cultural issues and sports in English and Urdu which were published by international new media (newspapers print/online). He has covered many international and national events for print and electronic media groups. He has received journalism award from one of the international media groups. He is continuously working as a foreign correspondent for Jang Group of Pakistan, and write a weekly (Urdu) news round up for ‘Akhbar-e-Jehan’ (www.akhbar-e-jehan.com) – world’s oldest and largest circulated magazine. Syed Atiq ul Hassan has received tremendous recognition, globally, as an author of the book, ‘Australia for Pakistanis’ which he wrote and published in 2003. ‘Australia For Pakistanis’ stunningly investigates the genealogy of Pakistani migration to Australia from the 18th Century. Mr. Hassan is the Editor for Tribune International and freelance writer for many international media groups. He is the Producer/Presenter for weekly Voice of Tribune Radio show being broadcasted from FM98.5 Sydney. He often organises forums on current affairs inviting politicians, community leaders and professional. Mr. Hassan is also a well-known community leader and social worker in Sydney. He has organised many small to big community events in the last 15 years in Australia. He is the Director of ‘Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) –www.chandraat.net - the most popular multicultural annual festival of Australia. The festival is organised to promote culture, harmony and friendship in multicultural Australia and also generate funds for the education welfare project for impoverished in education in South Asia.
Since 2000, Mr. Hassan is also working in Education & Training industry as an Educationist (Trainer, Assessor, Coordinator, Course Developer, Adviser, and Career Counsellor). He is running his own consultancy firm, Knobin Consultancy www.knobin.com for his education projects. Mr. Hassan delivers training courses of IT, Business and Media in Sydney for various vocational colleges. Some of his achievements as a Journalist, Event Organiser and Community Leader are as follows;
- 1997 – Introduced ‘Tribune International’ – the first multicultural English Newspaper.
- 1998 – Launched the first ‘Chand Raat Eid Festival’ which is now held every year.
- 1998 – Started Community Radio program for Urdu and Hindi listeners.
- 1999 – Organised forum on ‘Kashmir – A Global Flash-point’ where active community leaders, parliamentarians, writers and journalist participated.
- 2000 – Published Multicultural English Magazine in celebrations of Sydney Olympic 2000. The Magazine was launched by Hon Morris Imma, former Premier NSW at the premises of NSW Parliament House.
- 2000 – Conducted a forum on ‘Child Labour in South Asia’ in Sydney.
- 2001 – Travelled to India (from Sydney), covered Agra summit and visit of General Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan representing Australian media.
- 2001 – Conducted a forum on ‘War Against Terrorism’ held in Sydney.
- 2002 – Wrote a book ‘Australia For Pakistanis’, the book was largely acknowledged in Australia and abroad.
- 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.
- 2005 – Conducted workshop on ‘Media and Mass Communication’ for the faculty members of Department of Mass Communication Sind University (Pakistan) as a Guest Speaker.
- 2005 – Covered visit of President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf for international media.
- 2005 – Moderator at the forum on Community Unity & Harmony organised by Tribune International in Sydney.
- 2005 – Guest speaker at Writing Festival organised by Writers Club of New South Wales, the subject was ‘Journalism a first draft of history’.
- 2005 – Guest speaker at the forum on â€˜Impact of anti-terror laws on journalists, writers and publishers (in Australia) organised by New South Writers Centre, Sydney Australia.
- 2006 – Became elected member of Executive Board of Foreign Correspondent Association of Australia.
- 2006 – Guest speaker at Writing Festival organised by Writers Centre New South Wales, the subject was ‘Australia in Foreign Eyes’.
- 2007 – Delegate to attend and cover the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists).
- 2007 – Covered different events of APEC 2007 held in Australia.
- 2008 – Covered World Youth Day 2008 staged in Sydney.
- 2008 – Received ‘Community Services Award 2008′ from New South Wales Community Relations Commission (Australia).
- 2010 – Received ‘Community Services Award 2008′ from New South Wales Community Relations Commission (Australia).
- 2011 – Lead the team of organisers of mega event of Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2011 where more than 12,000 people attended the event and 130 exhibitors participated
- 2012 – Lead the team of organisers of mega event of Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2012 where more than 15,000 people attended the event and 150 exhibitors participated
Equipped with 30 years of versatile experience in various facets of life and professions, today, he is a successful Trainer/Teacher, Project Manager, Journalist, Radio Program Producer/Presenter, Anchor, Community Leader, Event Organiser, Social Worker and internationally accredited Life Coach (for Life/Business/Profession) and a Mentor. Mr. Hassan is a person of high self belief. He believes on consistent hard work and result oriented goals. He is more than enough to inspire his clients from his own success in various fields. He inspires and motivates his clients to act and achieve your goals.
Professional Roles undertaken in the last 30 years Journalist
- Radio Presenter & Producer
- Media Analyst
- Business Analyst
- System Analyst
- Project Manager
- Book Writer
- Community Leader
- Event Organizer
- Motivational Coach
- Career Counsellor
- Life Coach
- Business Coach
- Executive Coach
Academic Qualification completed
- Bachelor of Honours degree (Phy)
- Master degreeÂ (IT)
- Master degree (Eco)
- Bachelor of Law
- Graduate Diploma in Journalism
- Diploma in Life Coaching
- Diploma in Small Business
- Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Some other Credentials
- Professional Member of Australian Computer Society, Australia
- Professional Member Media, Entertainment & Art Alliance of 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 by International Coach Federation (ICF)
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