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Sahar Habib Ghazi

Hi there! I experiment with strategies to facilitate and support our unique, borderless community and completely virtual newsroom. I also help craft editorial and social media policies, plan special coverage and manage partnerships.

When I am editing or writing, I focus on countering false or incomplete narratives about the people and places we tell stories about. I want to build bridges through our reporting. For me, powerful stories are accurate, engaging, nuanced, and have context.

Before joining this amazing community in 2012, I worked as a journalist in Pakistan where I covered war, elections, earthquakes, floods, human smuggling, and kidney tourism, always searching for hope in my storytelling. In 2006, I helped launch the country's first English language TV station. In 2009, I produced a TV series on US-Pakistan relations, called the Disposable Ally. I was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 2011; there I explored creating citizen-generated content for mainstream media in Pakistan through Hosh media. You can find me at airports with my baby daughter Nava, while I'm hopping between my two homes – Pakistan and San Francisco, or on Twitter @SaharHGhazi.

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Latest posts by Sahar Habib Ghazi

4 September 2015

GV Face: How Volunteers in Europe Are Opening Their Hearts and Homes to Refugees

GV Face

As governments are struggling to address the growing refugee crisis in Europe, ordinary citizens in Greece, Germany, and Hungary are organizing and even offering their homes to help refugees.

28 August 2015

GV Face: Everything You Need to Know About Lebanon's Massive “You Stink” Protests

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face, Faten Bushehri talks to Global Voices contributor from Beirut Joey Ayoub, who has been working closely with the organizing committee of You Stink.

11 August 2015

Global Voices’ Marcell Shehwaro is a Finalist for a 2015 Online Journalism Award

We are thrilled to announce Marcell's nomination in the category of online commentary for her piece "In Syria We Have All Become Killers".

6 August 2015

“We Will Choke You”: How Indian Women Face Fatal Threats on Facebook While Trolls Roam Free

Global Voices Advocacy

One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.

2 July 2015

In Deadly Heatwave, Karachi's Citizens Adopt Neglected Government Hospitals to Save Lives

Many of Karachi's 65,000 heatwave victims ended up in the city's poorly run government hospitals. Several organizations and individuals have stepped up to better the situation.

29 May 2015

Pakistan's Media is Silent as Hundreds Protest Government Gag on Bol News Group

Despite protests by journalists outside the Karachi Press Club, Pakistan's vibrant but cutthroat broadcast media industry has been mostly silent on the government's gag on Bol, a new media outlet.

24 April 2015

Pakistani Activist Sabeen Mahmud Shot Dead After Hosting an Event on Balochistan

Sabeen arranged this event after a roundtable under the same name "Unsilencing Balochistan" was cancelled at a leading private university called LUMS following pressure from Pakistani spies.

20 April 2015

GV Face: Breaking Pakistan's Silence on Balochistan

GV Face

Public discussions on Balochistan's war are rare. Nationalists think silence on Balochistan is their patriotic duty, others self-censor out of fear of Pakistan's powerful military.

18 March 2015

The Campaign to #SaveShafqat, the Pakistani Sentenced to Death at Age 14

Children aren't allowed to be given death sentences in Pakistan. But the police recorded his age as 23 when they arrested him. That record has never been corrected.

17 March 2015

7 Pakistani Performances You Don't Want to Miss at the SXSW Music Festival

When most music fans think trance or indie and progressive rock, they don't think of Pakistani bands. But that's exactly what audiences at the SXSW Pakistan Showcase will see.

5 March 2015

Another Big Media Outlet Plagiarizes a Global Voices Story. What’s the Fix?

When journalists plagiarize the work of Global Voices, are they exploiting the fact that we're a small media outlet?

19 February 2015

President Obama's Countering Violent Extremism Summit Divides American Muslim Activists

America's "Counter Violent Extremism" policy is accused of heavily targeting Muslims.

9 February 2015

GV Face: Protests are Banned in Houthi-run Yemen

GV Face

Yemen is in political limbo, without a president and government, since the Houthi militias took over government institutions and the presidential palace in capital city Sanaa.

26 December 2014

Did You Miss Our Top 14 Stories of 2014?

This year we've been focusing on sifting through misinformation in overreported stories, while continuing to shed light on the most important underreported stories around the world.

24 December 2014

Defying Hacker Threats, Sony Releases Film The Interview on Google Play and YouTube

Global Voices Advocacy

Earlier this month, Sony pulled their planned release of the political comedy, succumbing to threats by a hackers group that the US claims is linked to North Korea.

17 December 2014

The Pakistanis Choosing Light Over Darkness After the Horrific Peshawar School Attack

As the last of the hostages were rescued at an army-run school in Peshawar, where 145 were killed by six Taliban gunmen, Pakistanis tried to find light in the darkness.

In Between Images of the Peshawar Attack, a Thought About Pakistan’s Army Public Schools

The Bridge

There are tens of thousands of students at Army Public School (APS) campuses across Pakistan - the progressive school system that educates children of servicemen & hard-working Pakistanis.

9 December 2014

GV Face: Four Years After the Uprising, Where is Yemen Going?

GV Face

Yemen's popular uprising in 2011 helped oust President Saleh after 33 years in power. How much have things really changed for the country's 25 million people?

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