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Sonya Rehman

Sonya Rehman

A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she has been writing since 2002. Her work has been featured in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, BBC, Esquire and The Huffington Post, among others.

Follow her on Twitter at @sonyarehman.

Defending Digital Freedoms in Pakistan
October 19, 2015
Defending Digital Freedoms in Pakistan
Nighat Dad's Digital Rights Foundation is creating awareness about online harassment and Internet governance.
Defending Digital Freedoms in Pakistan
Journalism in Pakistan
June 25, 2015
Journalism in Pakistan
An interview with Wajahat S. Khan about the state of contemporary journalism in Pakistan today.
Journalism in Pakistan
Meeting the Master of Fresco Art in Pakistan
May 21, 2015
Meeting the Master of Fresco Art in Pakistan
One master artist in Lahore is keeping alive an endangered art form.
Meeting the Master of Fresco Art in Pakistan
Fiza Farhan: A Pakistani Change-Maker
March 16, 2015
Fiza Farhan: A Pakistani Change-Maker
A young entrepreneur is empowering rural Pakistan with microfinance and energy projects
Fiza Farhan: A Pakistani Change-Maker
Reclaiming Pakistan, One City at a Time
March 10, 2015
Reclaiming Pakistan, One City at a Time
A new tourist bus company is setting out to reboot culture in an exhausted country.
Reclaiming Pakistan, One City at a Time
Remembering Dr. Abdus Salam – Pakistan’s Greatest Scientist
February 14, 2015
Remembering Dr. Abdus Salam – Pakistan’s Greatest Scientist
Persecuted for his faith, Salam has long been forgotten in his homeland. That is about to change.
Remembering Dr. Abdus Salam – Pakistan’s Greatest Scientist
Protesting in Pakistan
January 17, 2015
Protesting in Pakistan
Young Pakistanis use social media to make their voices heard in the wake of the Peshawar attacks.
Protesting in Pakistan
Interview: Ram Devineni
January 09, 2015
Interview: Ram Devineni
With Priya’s Shakti, filmmaker Devineni is tacking India’s rape problem with the help of a comic book heroine.
Interview: Ram Devineni
The Return of Pakistan’s Premier Theater Group
December 21, 2014
The Return of Pakistan’s Premier Theater Group
Twice targeted by terrorists, the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop is nonetheless making a comeback.
The Return of Pakistan’s Premier Theater Group
Pakistan Start-Up Preserves a Disappearing Craft
December 03, 2014
Pakistan Start-Up Preserves a Disappearing Craft
Two young entrepreneurs are attracting attention with a start-up specializing in handmade leather shoes.
Pakistan Start-Up Preserves a Disappearing Craft
<i>Outlawed in Pakistan</i> Shows Rape Victims' Quest for Justice
October 26, 2014
Outlawed in Pakistan Shows Rape Victims' Quest for Justice
Habiba Nosheen has won an Emmy for her work on a particularly uncomfortable subject for Pakistan.
Outlawed in Pakistan Shows Rape Victims' Quest for Justice
Pakistani Director Tackles Child Abuse in Pakistan
September 12, 2014
Pakistani Director Tackles Child Abuse in Pakistan
A new documentary explores a particularly tragic topic.
Pakistani Director Tackles Child Abuse in Pakistan
Putting Karachi on the Map
September 01, 2014
Putting Karachi on the Map
A Pakistani photographer offers a different, more personal take on her city.
Putting Karachi on the Map
Pakistan: A Revolution in the Arts?
August 26, 2014
Pakistan: A Revolution in the Arts?
Shoaib Iqbal is working with Pakistani schools to encourage the use of the arts in children’s education.
Pakistan: A Revolution in the Arts?
<i>Dukhtar</i>: A Woman’s Story in Pakistan
August 17, 2014
Dukhtar: A Woman’s Story in Pakistan
An independent Pakistani filmmaker defies the odds to tackle an important human rights issue.
Dukhtar: A Woman’s Story in Pakistan
Talking with the Winner of Master Chef Pakistan
August 12, 2014
Talking with the Winner of Master Chef Pakistan
A young housewife wins the Pakistan version of the show, which found an enthusiastic audience.
Talking with the Winner of Master Chef Pakistan
The Media in Pakistan
August 09, 2014
The Media in Pakistan
An interview with Puruesh Chaudhary on Pakistan’s media industry, ethics, and the state of investigative journalism.
The Media in Pakistan
Tweeting from Gaza
August 03, 2014
Tweeting from Gaza
Sonya Rehman speaks with a young Palestinian on life in Gaza and the role of social media amid the devastation.
Tweeting from Gaza
Father-Son Duo on Charity Mission Lost at Sea
July 31, 2014
Father-Son Duo on Charity Mission Lost at Sea
Babar and Haris Suleman were lost in a plane crash in the Pacific, while raising money for a Pakistan non-profit.
Father-Son Duo on Charity Mission Lost at Sea
The Rickshaw Project: Empowering Disabled Pakistanis
July 27, 2014
The Rickshaw Project: Empowering Disabled Pakistanis
A new initiative is giving Pakistanis with disabilities a chance to integrate into society.
The Rickshaw Project: Empowering Disabled Pakistanis
1947 Partition Archive: Preserving the Past
July 19, 2014
1947 Partition Archive: Preserving the Past
The 1947 Partition Archive is creating an oral history of a momentous time.
1947 Partition Archive: Preserving the Past
Pakistani Authors Find a Market in India
July 13, 2014
Pakistani Authors Find a Market in India
Indian publishing houses are giving young Pakistani writers a much-needed outlet for their work.
Pakistani Authors Find a Market in India
Defying the Odds: An Indian in Afghanistan
July 08, 2014
Defying the Odds: An Indian in Afghanistan
Kavita Nair of Shamshad Radio & Television Network speaks about misconceptions of Afghan media, and the country.
Defying the Odds: An Indian in Afghanistan
It All Started With a Chappal
March 18, 2014
It All Started With a Chappal
A renowned designer comes under fire for failing to acknowledge his Pakistan inspiration.
It All Started With a Chappal
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