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Email:zofeen28@hotmail.com

Cohort:14
Designation:Journalist

Organization:Freelance

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With a Masters in Journalism from the University of Punjab, Lahore in 1985, Ms. Ebrahim joined a woman’s English language monthly as an assistant editor, finally heading it as an editor. Moving on to work with Dawn, Pakistan’s widely circulated English daily; she did personality profiles and investigative stories on development (urban, women and environment) issues. Leaving her job in 2001, she started working as a freelance journalist, contributing to dailies like Dawn, The News and a current affairs monthly magazine, News line. She also contributes to international wire services including the Inter Press Service, Women’s Feature Service and Integrated Regional Information Networks, (commonly known as IRIN). Simultaneously she also took various consultancy assignments for a number of NGOs and INGOs.

Ms. Ebrahim’s work has been commended nationally as well as internationally for her writings on development issues. In 2007, she was awarded the Green Media Award by Tetra Pak for her story on how leak of a radioactive waste dump which was affecting the health of the nearby villagers and the complete indifference of the government to the issue. In February 2008, she was awarded Women Achiever’s Award (in the field of journalism) by Indus Television Network for her writings on women’s issues.

                                                                                             (Updated On November 2014)