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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
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July 08, 2014

Defying the Odds: An Indian in Afghanistan

By Sonya Rehman
Kavita Nair of Shamshad Radio & Television Network speaks about misconceptions of Afghan media, and the country.
March 18, 2014

It All Started With a Chappal

By Sonya Rehman
A renowned designer comes under fire for failing to acknowledge his Pakistan inspiration.

February 19, 2014

Akhlaq Ahmed: A Voice of Pakistan

By Sonya Rehman
An interview with the son of one of Pakistan’s most renowned vocalists.

January 12, 2014

Pakistan’s Controversial Dolphin Show

By Sonya Rehman
An outcry over an upcoming event draws attention to animal rights in Pakistan.

October 18, 2013

Chayn: Helping Victims of Domestic Abuse

By Sonya Rehman
An enterprising team of volunteers create a valuable resource for victims of domestic violence.
September 13, 2013

Pakistan’s Invest2Innovate Taps into the Nation’s Entrepreneurial Talent

Entrepreneurship is an overlooked bright spot in Pakistani society.

August 29, 2013

Singaporean Photographer Edwin Koo: Views from Pakistan to Kathmandu

On travel and the importance of passion in photography.

July 31, 2013

Pakistan: Fighting Terrorism with Tourism

Following recent violence at tourist spots, Pakistan’s tourism industry took a blow. Can it bounce back?

July 16, 2013

Kachee Goliyan – Pakistan’s Very Own Marvel/DC Comics?

Drawing on Pakistani heroes of old and written in Urdu, comic company Kachee Goliyan is gaining a following.

June 12, 2013

BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas

The Diplomat spoke with the Pakistani hosts of BBC Urdu’s first TV program.

June 11, 2013

A Pakistani in Hollywood: A Conversation with Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir spoke with The Diplomat about his time in Hollywood as a Pakistani actor.

June 03, 2013

Freeing Omar Khadr: An Interview with Guantanamo Bay Activists

Two advocates seek justice for detained Canadian citizen Omar Khadr.

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