Habiba Nosheen is a Peabody award-winning and Gemini-nominated Pakistani-Canadian multimedia journalist who now lives and works in New York. She is a videographer and a radio reporter who is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
Habiba worked as a reporter and a field producer for the feature documentary, "In the Name of the Family" (2010). She also shot and produced the investigative documentary, "Womb for Rent" (2009), which aired on NOW on PBS. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Glamour, ABC and CBC.
She has won a South Asian Journalist Association Award and was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and Best Canadian Documentary Award at HotDocs Film Festival (2010). She’s also been a reporting fellow with The Fund for Investigative Journalist, The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and NPR.
In collaboration with Hilke Schellmann, she produced and directed "Outlawed in Pakistan," with support from FRONTLINE, ITVS, the Fledgling Fund, and the Pulitzer Center.
Habiba is also finishing her first book based on her reporting from Pakistan, which will be published by SUNY Press. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and another master’s degree in women’s studies from York University, Canada.
NOW on PBS - Wombs for rent
PBS Need to Know - Left in limbo: Nepalese adoptions halted
Glamour Magazine -The Most Wanted Surrogates in the World