Beena Sarwar

Pakistani journalist, artist and documentary filmmaker

Beena Sarwar is a Pakistani journalist, artist and documentary filmmaker focusing on media, gender, peace and human rights issues. She has extensive experience in television and print media in Pakistan and abroad. Her opinion pieces and reports have been published by the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, Inter Press Service, Global Post, Latitude News and publications in India and Pakistan. She has contributed comment and analysis to various television and radio channels around the world, including BBC, CNN, and VOA. She was Features Editor of The Frontier Post in Lahore; Editor of The News on Sunday in Pakistan; Producer of Geo TV in Pakistan; and Op-ed Editor or The News International in Pakistan. She has an M.A. in Television Documentary (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and a double-major B.A. in Studio Art and English Literature (Brown University). She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University; Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; and Associate Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance. She is currently based in Cambridge, working part-time as Editor of Aman ki Asha, a peace initiative between the Jang Group of Newspapers, Pakistan and The Times of India.