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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

28 September 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: We, the People

This week, we speak to our contributors Elizabeth Rivera, Giovanna Salazar and Juan Tadeo about popular discontent with politics in Mexico.

13 September 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Disturbing the Peace

This week, we take you to Ukraine, Russia, Singapore, India and Brazil.

20 August 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Status Quo Has Got to Go

This week we tell you tales of protest, tragedy, and discrimination from Ethiopia, Egypt, Pakistan, Trinidad and Australia.

11 August 2016

Killed in the Quetta Bombing, Mehmood Khan Was a Dreamer and the Best of Pakistan

The Bridge

Mehmood's death in the Quetta hospital bombing is a monumental loss. The media industry helped transform him from a security guard into a skilled media professional.

1 August 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices: Pokémon Go Gets Political

This week, we take you to Iran, Japan, China, Mexico and Timor-Leste.

18 July 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Freedom, Not Control

This week we take you to Puerto Rico, Indian-administered Kashmir, Nepal, China and Myanmar.

5 July 2016

A Muslim Chaplain Explains What It's Like to Be American Today

"I have traveled on behalf of the State Department. [...] I am still one of the many Muslims in this country who have been detained, profiled, and surveilled."

1 July 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Brexit, Brexit Everywhere

This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.

17 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.

This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.

3 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Unsung Heroes

This week, we head to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Myanmar, Brazil and Syria.

23 May 2016

GV Face: Is That El Chapo on Your T-Shirt? The Glamorization of Violence in Latin America

GV Face

T-shirts, songs, fame, and even a Rolling Stones interview. Who wins and who loses in the glamorization of violence?

19 May 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Pakistan.

6 May 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Defenders

This week, we take you to Cambodia, Syria, Tajikistan, The Gambia and Colombia.

22 April 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?

This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.

19 April 2016

How Pakistan's Taher Shah Is Taking Viral Culture to the Next Level

There are some incomprehensible English lyrics and some off-tune singing. But that isn't what Taher is about. He is creating viral art.

8 April 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: What Panama Papers?

In this episode, the period gets political in Poland, Afro-Chileans demand recognition in Chile, and Chinese censors go into overdrive to remove the Panama Papers -- even from email.

28 March 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Elephant in the Room

In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.

27 March 2016

Blood Donors Crowd Lahore Hospitals Following Devastating Park Bombing on Easter Sunday

Following the attack, scores of citizens began coordinating efforts to donate blood and provide support to the families of the victims.

14 March 2016

Hear That? The Global Voices Podcast Is Back.

After a three year break, the Global Voices Podcast is back. In this edition, we take you to Mexico, China, Tajikistan, Macedonia and Russia.

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.

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