NBTB 2015’s keynote speaker: Sahar Habib Ghazi of Global Voices

xPEu5zyZSahar Habib Ghazi, managing editor of Global Voices, and a passionate journalist who believes that “empathy-based reporting has the power to change perceptions, lives and societies,” will be the keynote speaker for Newsroom by the Bay’s 2015 session.

A veteran journalist who joined Global Voices in 2012, Ghazi worked as a journalist in Pakistan, where, as she told Public Radio International, “I covered war, elections, earthquakes, floods, human smuggling, and kidney tourism, always searching for hope in my storytelling.”

Ghazi helped launch Pakistan’s first English language TV station in 2006. In 2009, she produced a TV series on US-Pakistan relations, called “The Disposable Ally.”

As a 2010-2011 Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford, Ghazi developed Hosh media, which explored creating citizen-generated content for mainstream media in Pakistan.

At Global Voices, Ghazi leads a virtual newsroom composed of “a largely volunteer community” of bloggers who report from 167 countries. Ghazi helps her team craft editorial and social media policies “that empower marginalized and misrepresented people across the world.”

“As managing editor of Global Voices, I get to experiment with strategies and think of cool ways to manage our unique, borderless community and completely virtual newsroom,” Ghazi said.

Ghazi has worked for The New York Times, DawnNews, and Geo News. In 2009, she produced a documentary series on U.S.-Pakistan relations called “The Disposable Ally.”

NBTB’s keynote will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 29 at McClatchy Hall on the Stanford campus. For more information, please contact newsroombythebay@gmail.com.

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