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Beena Sarwar

Beena Sarwar

Visiting Professor of Journalism, Emerson College
Beena Sarwar is a multi-media journalist, editor and documentary filmmaker from Pakistan who focuses on human rights, gender, media, peace, extremism, violence and South Asia. She has been an editor with major print and television news outlets in Pakistan, and has trained and mentored numerous journalists in the field since the 1990s.

She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University 2006, and a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School 2007. Before joining Emerson in 2017, she taught journalism at Princeton University, Brown University, and Harvard Summer School. The class she taught at Princeton University was listed as a student favorite.

Her commentary has appeared in media outlets around the world including New York Times, Guardian, Boston Globe, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, VOA, and NPR. She has published essays in several nonfiction anthologies and is Editor of Aman ki Asha (hope for peace), a peace initiative launched by the two largest media groups of Pakistan and India respectively. She leads the Southasia Peace Action Network initiative launched in March 2021, which includes a syndicated news and features service www.southasiapeace.com.

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Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards

Aug 08, 2022 05:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Photos of civilians killed or injured in the Russia-Ukraine war are widespread, particularly online, both on social media and in professional news media. Editors have always published images of dead or suffering people...

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Politics

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Science

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