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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 three-year old 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

29 January 2016

GV Face: He Left Brazil to Live like a Refugee in Europe

GV Face

Edgard wanted to experience what refugees fleeing to Europe were going through. He started his journey in Turkey, then went to Greece, onto Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Germany.

28 December 2015

The 7 Most-Read Stories of 2015 on Global Voices

The following seven stories received the most attention from audiences and also received hundreds of shares, likes and comments on social media and our site.

26 December 2015

Christmas Around the World in 17 Photos

Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.

23 December 2015

This Year on GV Face We Took You to Gaza, Budapest, Beirut, Paris and Beyond

GV Face

This has been a fascinating year on GV Face, our Hangout series where we try to understand the world through discussions with our on-ground experts -- Global Voices community members.

4 December 2015

On Cats, Street Music and Being Amazonian: Global Voices Instagram is in Stunning Peru

Lima-based Juan is our Spanish Lingua editor and our current guide for #InstaGV, a new initiative to show the beauty, diversity and expansiveness of our community on Instagram.

2 December 2015

GV Face: How Do You Feel About The Term “Terrorism”?

GV Face

Names and labels are something we take very seriously at Global Voices.

29 November 2015

Thoughts on Women, Power, Privilege and Black Friday Videos in Pakistan

The Bridge

Privilege and power exist on a spectrum and the video only made me question the conditions that could create this madness in Pakistan.

17 November 2015

GV Face: On Beirut and Paris, Why Some Tragedies Grab the World's Attention and Others Don't

GV Face

In this episode, we talk about race, the politics of death and the unequal reactions to tragedies around the world.

16 November 2015

Join Global Voices on Instagram as We Hop Around the World

Every week you will be introduced to a unique member of our community through our Instagram accoun

28 October 2015

GV Face From Gaza: Living and Blogging Under the Occupation

GV Face

In this episode we speak to Omar Ghraieb, a popular blogger and journalist based in Gaza. Omar talks about documenting life in the occupied strip and always managing to stay...

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.

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