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Sonya Rehman

Sonya Rehman

Sonya Rehman is a journalist and correspondent for The Diplomat living in Lahore, Pakistan.

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.

Posts by Sonya Rehman
September 01, 2018

Pakistan’s Rising Air Pollution Crisis

By Sonya Rehman
As Pakistan’s air gets worse and society demands action, how will the new government respond?

August 07, 2017

Khadija Siddiqi: Justice Delayed, Not Denied

By Sonya Rehman
She was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight, but her attacker walked free for over a year.
October 19, 2015

Defending Digital Freedoms in Pakistan

By Sonya Rehman
Nighat Dad's Digital Rights Foundation is creating awareness about online harassment and Internet governance.

June 25, 2015

Journalism in Pakistan

By Sonya Rehman
An interview with Wajahat S. Khan about the state of contemporary journalism in Pakistan today.

May 21, 2015

Meeting the Master of Fresco Art in Pakistan

By Sonya Rehman
One master artist in Lahore is keeping alive an endangered art form.

March 16, 2015

Fiza Farhan: A Pakistani Change-Maker

By Sonya Rehman
A young entrepreneur is empowering rural Pakistan with microfinance and energy projects
March 10, 2015

Reclaiming Pakistan, One City at a Time

By Sonya Rehman
A new tourist bus company is setting out to reboot culture in an exhausted country.

February 14, 2015

Remembering Dr. Abdus Salam – Pakistan’s Greatest Scientist

By Sonya Rehman
Persecuted for his faith, Salam has long been forgotten in his homeland. That is about to change.

January 17, 2015

Protesting in Pakistan

By Sonya Rehman
Young Pakistanis use social media to make their voices heard in the wake of the Peshawar attacks.

January 09, 2015

Interview: Ram Devineni

By Sonya Rehman
With Priya’s Shakti, filmmaker Devineni is tacking India’s rape problem with the help of a comic book heroine.

December 21, 2014

The Return of Pakistan’s Premier Theater Group

By Sonya Rehman
Twice targeted by terrorists, the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop is nonetheless making a comeback.
December 03, 2014

Pakistan Start-Up Preserves a Disappearing Craft

By Sonya Rehman
Two young entrepreneurs are attracting attention with a start-up specializing in handmade leather shoes.

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