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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
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December 21, 2013

Queer Pakistan Under Attack

By Kiran Nazish
Pakistan's Telecommunications Authority banned a popular LGBT website, raising public health concerns.
December 20, 2013

Pakistan's Polio Workers Targeted By The Taliban

By Kiran Nazish
Pakistan's Taliban has been targeting polio workers in the country, complicating the fight against the disease.

November 27, 2013

Pakistani Taliban and Tehreek-e-Insaaf On Same Page in Blocking NATO Transport Routes

The Diplomat’s Kiran Nazish reports from Peshawar.

November 20, 2013

Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media

Families of Baloch missing persons march (and march) in a desperate bid to draw attention to their plight.

November 12, 2013

After Hakimullah: The New Face of the Pakistani Taliban

The new elected face of Pakistani Taliban is Mullah Fazlullah.

October 01, 2013

Two Earthquakes Shake Baluchistan, Relief Struggles

Militants and bad infrastructure have held up relief efforts in Baluchistan after two large earthquakes.

September 26, 2013

India Needs to Get Serious About Its Tobacco Problem

India’s tobacco problem affects young and old nationwide. What’s to be done?

September 25, 2013

Peshawar Taliban Attacks: Vengeance or Instability?

The worst-ever terrorist attack hit Peshawar on Sunday, further offsetting any chance for peace.

August 30, 2013

Will Sharif Government Protect Pakistan’s Minorities?

Violence against Shia Muslims and other minorities is an ongoing reality in Pakistan.

August 27, 2013

Karachi Fights Against Toy Guns – Demands Ban

Pakistani activists are pushing for a nationwide ban on toy guns. Could it help prevent future militancy?

August 16, 2013

The Bleak Lives of Pakistan’s Internally Displaced

Pakistan’s internally displaced community is growing, yet they are being increasingly neglected.

August 07, 2013

The Burka Becomes Her

Is the Burka Avenger a new role model for Pakistani girls?

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