Co-Producer Naziha Syed Ali:
Naziha Syed Ali is based in Karachi, Pakistan and has been a journalist for nearly 25 years. For most of this time, she has worked in the print media both as editor and investigative reporter, focusing on stories about human rights violations, urban crime/land issues and religious extremism. Ms. Ali was assistant editor at Newsline magazine for several years, during which time she won an award for best coverage of violence against women for her story about honour killing. She is one of very few Pakistani women journalists to have travelled to Kabul, Afghanistan and reported from there when it was ruled by the Taliban.
As a TV journalist, Ms. Ali has worked as a stringer in Pakistan for Channel Four News (UK) and produced a number of documentaries that have been screened on local television channels as well as at various international film festivals. Among these documentaries is the very well-received Miseducation of Pakistan, a shocking expose of government education in her country.
An activist for interfaith harmony and democratic rights, Ms. Ali is an IVLP alumni and Chevening Scholar. She has master’s degrees in English literature and TV journalism and is currently assistant editor at Dawn, Pakistan's most widely read English newspaper.