beena sarwar – interviews and talks


Pakistan SC strikes down Deputy Speaker’s decision, calls for no-trust voteIndia Today with Rajdeep Sardesai, live discussion, 07 April 2022

Constitutional crisis in Pakistan – Al Jazeera English, live, 04 April 2022

While we have these restrictive national borders, who really benefits from them?” – by Pragya Narang in eShe, 20 September 2021

‘Let People Meet’: Beena Sarwar On The Case For A Visa-free South Asia, by Aekta Kapoor in, 14 April, 2021.

On the run up to the Pakistan elections – Al Jazeera NewsHour, 22 July 2018

Beena Sarwar on the upcoming Pakistan pollsAl Jazeera Newshour, 14 July 2018

#PartitionAt70: The creation of India and Pakistan, Al Jazeera, The Stream, 1 June 2017

The voices of peace opposing war in India and Pakistan, by Al Jazeera,

On media, peace and conflict, live on These Vibes are too Cosmic, WPRB 103.3 Princeton radio, Oct 15, 2016

Remembering Sabeen, a Pakistani woman who died because she wanted everyone to have a space to speak freely, PRI’s The World, 28 April 2016

1965 کی جنگ پر ابھی تک لے دے کیوں؟ – BBC Urdu, Sairbeen, Sept 6, 2015 – on the narrative of the 1965 war between Pakistan and India

Critical Conversations:  Video interview by Mehlaqa Samdani, March 2015

Mentor interview in My Pink Mag, Nov 2014

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India, Pakistan should focus on children — not bullets, in Times of India, Oct 15, 2014

Talk show on Rawal TV, Toronto, Sept 2014: Beena Sarwar on Aman Ki Asha – Bilatakalluf with Tahir Gora Ep159 (Urdu)

Hamid Mir and the ideological security establishment, in Viewpoint Online, April 2014

Grokking Democracy: A Political World Transformed by Digital Technology, PRI (KQED, San Francisco), February 13, 2014

Three questions with Beena Sarwar on Indian elections, by The 545, January 2014 (published April, 2014)

Mosque Leader Suspected of Framing Pakistani Teenager – with Lisa Mullins in PRI’s The World, Sept 3, 2012 (audio) 

World Have Your Say – Pakistan Blasphemy, BBC radio talk show, Sept  3, 2012 (audio)

Women In Afghanistan And PakistanOnPoint with Tom Ashbrook, NPR, Oct 15, 2012

Newshour, Imam who accused girl is arrested… BBC radio, Sept 2, 2012

Politics Today with Dr. Mona Kazim Shah“, Funasia Radio 1110 AM, August 12, 2012

Pakistan: A Journalist’s View – Interview by David Barsamian, Alternative Radio, Jan 18, 2012,

Pakistan: A Journalist’s View – An Interview with Beena Sarwar – by David Barsamian, Alternative Radio, video by Balaji Narasimhan, Jan 18, 2012 (compiled by New Pakistan)

Interview: Beena Sarwar on Journalism and Safety in Pakistan – by Annie Ali Khan, Asia Society, 8 November 2011

Pakistani Airman Apologises to Family of Indian Pilot, with Lisa Mullins on PRI’s The World, Aug 15, 2011

46 years after the war, a moment of humanity, NDTV’s ‘The Buck Stops Here’ with Barkha Dutt, Qais Hussain, Farida Singh, Aug 10, 2011

In conversation at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad, July 2011: Babette Niemel, Beena Sarwar

In conversation with Babette Niemel about Pakistan at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad, July 2011

India-Pakistan: Let’s make peace – Talk at TEDx Margalla, Islamabad, Dec 2010

Aur Nikle.nge Usshaq ke Qafle‘ – documentary screening and discussion at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad, Nov 2010

Pakistan bans ‘Blasphemous’ Facebooklive discussion in Delhi with Barkha Dutt, NDTV; other guests – Marvi Memon in Islamabad, Mehmal Sarfaraz in Lahore, May 2010

‘Women of Strength’ talk show, with Rabia Baig, May 2009 (broadcast in July, 2009)

Ankahi: ‘On Journalismwith Faisal Qureshi and Jasmine Manzoor, Samaa TV, May 14, 2008

Post-election report and analysis in The Real News, Feb 20, 2008

Analysis on the conflict in Pakistan: the agenda of local militants and the Taliban have converged, for The Real NewsOct 4, 2008

Workshop on Pakistan for the Lelio Basso Foundation, about the consequences of the war on terror on human rights and women rights in Pakistan. Video interview by Luca Muzi, Ombretta Scattoni, Rome, Italy, Apr 18, 2008

Gender and human rights. Lecture audio link: Gender and human rights; Take Five Podcast interview by Barbara LeBlanc, New Hampshire Institute of Politics, St Anselm College, 16 March 2006

Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon ‘Pakistan’, 19 January 2006. Listen here

Self-profile for Video Journalists Movement, 2009.

Sparks From a Precious Stone – Beena Sarwar – BBC radio, 15 min, 18 Feb 1993 – found by chance, Feb. 2022; had forgotten about it.

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From a world away, she’s on a missionHouston Chronicle, Aug 5, 2004

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