Beena Sarwar


Beena Sarwar is a multimedia journalist, editor, and documentary filmmaker from Pakistan who focuses on human rights, gender, media, peace, extremism, violence, and South Asia. 

She is chief editor of the Sapan News Network, a syndicated features service she launched in 2021 with a small team of volunteers, bringing together her decades of experience in journalism, activism, and academia.

Her 2023 Media Transformation Challenge Fellowship at the Poynter Institute focused on developing Sapan News from a voluntary to a professional media outlet.

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