Covering blasphemy and mass graves in Pakistan

Jun 18, 2015

Supporters of Islamic militant Mumtaz Qadri demonstrate after his death sentence for killing the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was upheld by a court in Karachi, March 9, 2015.
Credit Shahzaib Akber / EPA

Every year, a handful of journalists from around the world are selected to be Alfred Friendly Fellows. These journalists are partnered with American news outlets in the hopes that they can learn and help spread U.S. news ideals, namely fair and accurate reporting.

Global Journalist recently sat down with two fellows from Pakistan, who told of the trials of covering religious strife, uncovering a mass grave and facing threats in a country where journalists are routinely attacked. Our guests this week:

    • Arooj Zhara, a journalist for the Pakistani network GEO News assigned to a fellowship at the Washington Post.
    • Saher Baloch, a reporter for Dawn Media Group assigned to a fellowship with the Los Angeles Times.