London Met alumnus aims to revolutionise Pakistan’s media

London Met graduate Ali Mirza wants to set an example of honesty and truthfulness.

Date: 5 January 2015

London Met alumnus Ali Mirza has just joined Pakistan's largest media group as Senior Vice President.

Ali, who has a Masters in Mass Communication from London Met, has set out to rebuild trust in the industry through his work with BOL, a Pakistani media conglomerate based in Karachi.

After graduating from London Metropolitan University in 2007, Ali joined Geo TV network as an executive producer.

Throughout his impressive career he has assisted with high profile programming, and even had one of his documentaries shortlisted for the International Media Excellence Awards in the UK. 

Ali thanks London Met for giving him the tools to succeed.

“The course I studied at London Met equipped me with knowledge of the communication industry and it helped me throughout my career.

“The libraries and my tutors at London Met are the core reason for my success.”

BOL News aims to deliver unbiased reporting in Pakistan and revolutionise the country’s media. Ali is hoping to help increase competition and regain the audience’s confidence in Pakistan’s media industry.

“My advice to students is to read more and to analyse things from every angle”, Ali says. “Research and analysis will make you successful.”

 “Internships play an integral role in career developing,” he added, “and can help students learn the latest trends in the job market.” 

London Met puts employability at the core of its curriculum, and launched a new Graduate Intern Scheme in 2014 to help graduates develop the skills they need in their future careers.  

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