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Kiran Nazish

Kiran Nazish

Kiran Nazish is an award-winning Pakistani journalist who has worked for several years as a producer and editor for television, radio and print.

Kiran Nazish is a journalist from Pakistan, who covers issues of conflict, peace and security from South Asia and the Middle East. Ms. Nazish is a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, International Security Program.
Ms. Nazish was awarded the Daniel Pearl Fellowship in 2014, which took her to the New York Times, where she worked on the Metro desk covering terrorism court in Manhattan, NYPD and the Muslim community in New York areas. She also assisted at the foreign desk.
Ms. Nazish is a former journalism professor who taught Covering Conflict and International Journalism in India, and is a former democracy rights activist in Pakistan.
She has reported from Pakistan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the United States, with by lines in The Diplomat, the LA Times, the Washington Post and Al-Jazeera among others.
She occasionally tweets @kirannazish
Posts by Kiran Nazish
January 26, 2016

Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets

By Kiran Nazish
The recent atrocities at Charsadda are a painful reminder of Pakistan's lack of seriousness in combating terrorism.

February 18, 2015

The Misplaced Priorities of US Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan

By Kiran Nazish
The United States' aid approach to Afghanistan has the wrong priorities.
January 16, 2015

Pakistan's Local Militants Show Weakness With Islamic State Allegiance

By Kiran Nazish
Pakistan's militant groups are showing weakness by allowing the Islamic State to carry out operations on their turf.

January 08, 2015

After Peshawar Attack, Pakistan's Civil Society Under Threat

By Kiran Nazish
Pakistan’s civil society is under attack by “unknown miscreants” for speaking against the "good" Taliban.

October 03, 2014

The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan

By Kiran Nazish
There is evidence that the terrorist outfit is actively recruiting fighters in the troubled country.

June 07, 2014

The Killing of Pakistan’s Journalists

By Kiran Nazish
The impunity with which journalists are attacked is having a devastating effect on Pakistani democracy.
February 25, 2014

Nepal: One of The Worst Places To Be a Child?

By Kiran Nazish
Although child labor is illegal in Nepal, 1.6 million children are in the workforce. Girls have it the worst.

February 22, 2014

Women and Girls, A Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nepal

By Kiran Nazish
Sex trafficking is a growing problem in Nepal. The Diplomat's Kiran Nazish reports from Kathmandu.

January 15, 2014

Saleem's Story: Love Forged Amidst Conflict In Gilgit

By Kiran Nazish
The story of one man who escaped sectarian violence in Gilgit and started a life of love and peace on the highway.

January 06, 2014

Balochistan’s Missing Persons

By Kiran Nazish
When will the international community begin to pay attention to the missing Baloch?

December 27, 2013

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

By Kiran Nazish
The Diplomat’s Kiran Nazish spoke with Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, who has been one of the very few to have written on the issue in Pakistan. For speaking out on Baloch rights in Pakistan, Talpur has been challenged and attacked repeatedly.
December 24, 2013

Pakistan Army Operation in North Waziristan Kills Dozens

By Kiran Nazish
The Diplomat's Kiran Nazish reports from Peshawar, Pakistan.

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