Hamza is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna researching the interchange between culture, politics and journalistic identities. He is also the Co-Founder of 9 news, which is Pakistan’s first civic automated news aggregation service. 9 news also creates original content and is active on all social media channels with a considerable following in Pakistan. Previously, Hamza has worked in the media sector at 92 News as a research associate during the Pakistani election in 2018. Hamza holds a Master’s in Global Media from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor in Business and Finance from Brunel University. Other than the educational and professional path, he has been an active participant in social activities. As such, he worked in collaboration with the UNODC to research Anti-Corruption initiatives in Africa. He is based in Vienna, Austria and in his free time he likes to travel, produce music and play football.