I’m a journalist, editor and documentary filmmaker (originally a painter) focusing on issues related to media, gender, human rights and peace. In 1998 I started an informal newsletter on personal and political issues to friends and colleagues, then a yahoogroup (beena-issues) in 2002, and this blog in Feb 2009. The idea was to share articles, reports and comments on current issues, including my own reports, articles and comments (and my monthly column ‘Personal Political’) with my friends and colleagues. Here’s my ‘self-profile‘ for Video Journalists Movement. I was Teabreak.pk’s Featured Blogger, March 2010 (thanks for the ‘break’, guys, it got me taking myself more seriously as a blogger); awarded Best Blog from a Journalist at the Pakistan Blog Awards 2011.
Twitter: @beenasarwar Beena Sarwar
(Thanks for the blog name ‘Journeys to Democracy‘ to the bright, dedicated Naveed Malik, KSG ’08, who was one of my interns at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, in 2006-07)