Parry Aftab as a Media Resource
Parry Aftab is among the most sought-after on-air experts in the USA. She is a regular on the Today Show and on Good Morning America, appears several times a month on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News and is featured in news publications and trade and consumer magazines every month. You can view some of her media appearances from her blog parryaftab.blogspot.com or by searching for "Parry Aftab" under the news link from Google, Bing or Yahoo!
Producers look for her, knowing that she can professionally cover any digital abuse, cybercrime or risk management issue, public policy concern or trend/practice and make it easy for the audience to understand. She is funny, approachable and well-respected. And, there is little she can't handle when the segment requires her to shift topics or emphasis quickly.
Bookers love that she is willing to do what it takes to be there when needed. Parry Aftab's passion is making sure that everyone can use the digital universe safely, privately and effectively. And, when she thinks a piece, documentary or show will do that, she will be there. When she can't, bookers can always trust her to help them find someone else who can be there in her stead.
She may appear on Dateline, 20/20 or Campbell Brown to cover a hard news story or legal issue, and on the same day laugh with Diane Sawyer or Matt Lauer over something new kids are getting into online. Even if you don't know her name, you recognize her clear approach to any issue, her large red necklace and her red reading glasses perched on the end of her nose. She will often have someone recognize her on the street saying "Hey, I saw that necklace on the Today Show this morning. You were great!"
But necklace and glasses aside, she is always a credible expert with the legal credentials to back her up. One of the first cyberlawyers in the world, she was there at the beginning and has kept close track of how the digital world has evolved since then. She is quick to correct misinformation and stand up for those who need her help. Hurt a child and Parry will never give up. Defraud consumers? She'll find a way to shut you down. She's always passionate and has been described as a "force of nature!"
Recently, Parry Aftab has been advising and consulting on larger film and media projects that involve cybercrime, cyberabuses and especially young people. She has helped scriptwriters frame their story more accurately, and inspired TV and film projects. While always busy, she will try and find time for freelancers and major news shows, alike. If you are doing something to make the world a better place or helping consumers and businesses find their way more safely online or in their use of digital technologies, Parry can help.
She resides in the NY metropolitan area. But she is often on the road. If it's important enough, or you are a show or media outlet with which she has a relationship, she'll even get up at 3am in San Francisco to help you with morning show segments.
To help brief media and journalists on frequently-covered issues, Parry has created a special password-protected section of the Aftab.com site just for credentialed and registered members of the media and journalists. It contains PowerPoint presentations, short videos and checklists to help you understand the issues better. She'll even help you with story ideas and access to people who have been targeted by crimes and abuses online and want to speak out. Want to see if you qualify? Drop her an email or fill out the media registration form.