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Tinseltown TV's Hasan crowned global ambassador by YHRI

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MUMBAI: International media personality and Tinseltown TV founder CEO Sheeraz Hasan was named Global Ambassador for humanitarian interest group - Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) in a ceremony attended by numerous entertainment industry figures and international dignitaries.



Hasan joined a pool of roughly 2000 nominees, and was personally selected by YHRI director Mary Shuttleworth on the basis of his global reach to an audience of over 500 million viewers, and his dedication to the cause of universal human rights.



In announcing the appointment, Shuttleworth said, "Since establishing Tinseltown TV, Sheeraz has used his weekly television broadcast as a voice box for a variety of humanitarian and charitable organisations dedicated to improving the well-being of people of all ethnicities in all walks of life. His personal statements on the show stress the importance of inter-cultural awareness and acceptance, and he promotes peace and harmony among people of different nations by stressing the importance of spirituality and finding strength in what we have in common. It is amazing to see a person so young achieve such unprecedented success in the arena of international broadcasting and entertainment. With a global following from his hit TV show Tinseltown and many awards to his credit, Sheeraz truly is the 'American Dream'. Youth for Human Rights International is honored to have a person of his caliber as our Global Ambassador."



During his tenure as ambassador, Hasan will be traveling to countries around the world and speaking on the importance of global human rights initiatives. At home in Hollywood, he will use his celebrity status to bring publicity and support to the efforts of YHRI, and feature the organisation in regular segments on his Tinseltown TV series.



Hasan said, "Those of us who have the fortune of living in affluent nations have an obligation to remember the poor, hungry, and disenfranchised populations of the third world, and to use our advantages to help them achieve a quality of life in line with the United Nations human rights declaration, which is the birthright of every human being. So long as poverty and oppression persist in the world, the human race cannot consider itself wealthy or free."

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