Shehryar Taseer, CEO, Media Times, 26 Image Credit: Supplied

As the head of a media conglomerate that encompasses the Daily Times newspaper and various television networks, Taseer has become the stalwart of an objective and liberal news force in a country that is frequently debased by an irresponsible tabloid culture. The youngest son of the late Governor of Punjab displayed extraordinary strength in the aftermath of his father's assassination, not to mention his older brother's kidnapping and receiving death threats on a daily basis. Few have suffered as much as his family in recent times and where others might have fled or cowered in obscurity, Taseer has stood firm in the face of tremendous adversity.