A Woman’s Quiet Revolution: An Interview with Journalist Zubeida Mustafa

Several weeks ago, I wrote a brief profile on Zubeida Mustafa, recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).  My initial coverage of Mustafa's achievements was based on snippets I had read from a number of profiles online.  Since then, however, I have had the unique privilege of interviewing her on behalf of Muslimah Media Watch.  Although much of our conversation took place on email and telephone (she resides in the south of the co … [Read more...]

Writing from Pakistan: Zubeida Mustafa

“A reporter must ignore critics and write the truth, Mustafa said. ‘Even if it is a tiny little drop in the ocean, you know you have made a contribution,’ she said. ‘So then you can have a clear conscience.’”- From an article on Zubeida Mustafa by the International Women’s Media Foundation The past couple of weeks have been difficult for Pakistan's newsrooms, particularly in terms of the law and order situation in the country.  In addition to the monotonous rhetoric leading up to the 2013 Pr … [Read more...]