April 12, 2024

Stories You’re Not Hearing From Pakistan

by Azmat Khan

The need for objective, boots-on-the ground reporting from Pakistan — one of the world’s most dangerous assignments for journalists — has never been greater. The nuclear-armed state, home to a terrorist insurgency and a controversial American drone campaign, often makes U.S. headlines. But Pakistan is also much more than that.

In this special event from the OPC and George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs, journalists who have spent years reporting in the country and pursuing stories that often go underreported will share their own experiences about the challenges and dangers of their work, and the important stories Americans don’t hear enough. 

Panelists include :

  • Declan Walsh, Pakistan bureau chief for The New York Times, who had been reporting in the country since 2004, until he was expelled by the state in May 2013 for unspecified “undesirable activities.”
  • Habiba Nosheen, an OPC Award and Peabody Award-winning Pakistani journalist and filmmaker of the documentary “Outlawed in Pakistan.”
  • Sadia Shephard, a Pakistani-American journalist whose film “The Other Half of Tomorrow” explores contemporary Pakistan through the perspectives of women.
  • Richard Leiby, Pakistan correspondent for The Washington Post and a professor of journalism at the GWU School of Media and Public Affairs.
  • OPC board member and Al Jazeera America senior digital producer and reporter Azmat Khan will moderate the discussion.

The event takes place on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in Washington, D.C. at GWU Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW Ground Floor. RSVP online: Eventbrite >>