For the 12th NRC11 Nation Building Series, NRC11 has the privilege of hosting Ms. Dina Zaman who has extensive experience in public relations and the media industry, as a consultant as well as personality.
Details of the event
Date: Tuesday, 22nd November 2011
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Hilton KL, KL Sentral
Dress Code: Smart Casual. Work clothes are fine.
Entrance is free and refreshments will be provided
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About the speaker
Dina Zaman has worked on campaigns and events, and worked over the years as a volunteer for NGOs. Her network extends to non-profits in Malaysia, and she has conducted workshops for young people in her tenure as a freelance writer. She has also raised funds for Nursalam.
She has recently resigned from The Malaysian Insider, to concentrate on her column-cum-book, ‘Holy Men, Holy Women’.
She is also an award-winning writer of non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She has had media presence locally and abroad as a columnist since 1994 and commentator of current affairs since 2005. She has been quoted in the BBC and interviewed on Everywoman, a women’s programme on Al Jazeera. She has helmed three columns: Off Our Backs (The Sun, Malaysia in 1995), Dina’s Dalca (New Straits Time, 1996 to 1998) and I Am Muslim (www.malaysiakini.com, 2005 to 2006), which is now a book published by Silverfish Books. Her book is now a bestseller at Borders and Kinokuniya bookstores. She is now a Projects Editor with The Malaysian Insider (www.themalaysianinsider.com). She writes on religion, society and lifestyle issues, and is known to inject ‘a zany sense of humour’ in her writing.
She was also the recipient of the British High Commissioner Chevening Award in 1998 and came home to Malaysia in 1999 with an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.
She graduated Cum Laude in Mass Communications and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, USA and also holds a MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, UK. She was also a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.