«Class of 2011

Sahar Ghazi

Former senior duty editor, DawnNews TV, Karachi, Pakistan

Project: Creating a space in Pakistan’s mainstream media for young bloggers and online activists through www.hoshmedia.org. Hosh hopes to give their voice more reach and impact in a country where Internet penetration is only 10 percent and two-thirds of the population is under 30.

Ghazi was born in New York but spent her formative years in Islamabad, Pakistan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science at the University of Michigan in 2003. After working at a media nonprofit in Washington D.C., she moved back to Islamabad, and joined GEO TV, the country’s first independent news channel. She covered the 2005 earthquake, interviewed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, and profiled a human smuggling victim. In 2006, she helped launch Pakistan’s first English language TV channel, DawnNews, as a producer and later was senior duty editor. In 2008, she headed coverage of Pakistan’s general elections during a state of emergency and a media blackout. In 2009, Ghazi produced a documentary series on U.S.-Pakistan relations, “The Disposable Ally.” She has also reported for the New York Times in Pakistan.

Knight Talk: Sahir Ghazi

Ghazi discusses her project that creates a space in Pakistan’s mainstream media for young bloggers and online activists.

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