Archive for the ‘Reporter’s Diary’ Category

15 Jun

The Artist behind Pakistan’s Marilyn

A week ago, I logged onto twitter and facebook to see an image of an absolutely stunning painting of a [&hellip

1 Jun

Google Internet at Liberty Conference

My last day in New York for the Echoing Green Finals, Kalsoom Lakhani of i2i, an organisation that is helping [&hellip

18 May

Echoing Green Finalists Weekend

Hosh media and I got selected as an Echoing Green 2012 Finalist. Reaching this stage is huge, because we had [&hellip

26 Mar

LUMS Media Freedom Workshop

I meant to write this post last week, right after the workshop had ended, but alas other work priorities coupled [&hellip

22 Mar

Born & Bred in Islamabad

In 2005 while I was working with Geo, I had this idea to do short culture reports on Islamabad, because [&hellip

15 Oct

Lighting lives in Thatta

This summer I met some fascinating ladies in Karachi. They belonged to an NGO called Connect’ which had come together in reaction to the 2010 floods that hit Sindh

2 Jun

My Final Knight Talk

2011 Knight Fellow Sahar Ghazi describes Hosh, her start-up that aims to creating a space in Pakistan’s mainstream media for young bloggers and online activists. Hosh,, hopes to give their voice more reach and impact in a country where Internet penetration is only 10 percent and two-thirds of the population is under

8 May

The Youth Speaks: Denial & Unanswered Questions

To many Pakistanis the unimaginable happened on May 2nd. After years of mystery regarding his whereabouts, Osama bin Laden was [&hellip

26 Feb

Gropistan and Reporting

Following the horrific Lara Logan assault in Caira, a few American female journalists have come out and talked about some [&hellip

13 Sep

Year of the Knight: 2010-2011

I am currently a Journalism Knight Fellow at Stanford University. I was one of eight international fellows selected from 183 professional journalists, who applied from around the world. I consider this fellowship a tremendous privilege and opportunity, not only because I get to spend the year at a world-class university like Stanford, but also because I am one of the youngest fellows the program has ever had and I am their first female journalist from Pakistan.

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