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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 has taught journalism at Princeton University, Brown University, and Harvard Summer School. The class she taught at Princeton University was listed as a student favorite

She contributes news and commentary to media outlets around the world including New York Times, Guardian, Boston Globe, BBC, CNN, VOA, and NPR. She has published essays in several nonfiction anthologies. Currently Editor of Aman ki Asha (hope for peace), a peace initiative launched by the two largest media groups of Pakistan and India respectively, she has also served on the boards of several media and non-profit organizations.

Twitter: @beenasarwar


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B.A., Brown University
M.A., Goldsmiths, University of London