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About Journalists for Change 

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About Us

Cross-border reporting: Diverse voices, common issues, solutions

No Pakistani journalists are based in India, nor Indian journalists based in Pakistan, making it difficult to include voices and perspectives from across the border in media coverage. In 2015, the East-West Center began organizing cross-border journalism exchanges, reporting trips, dialogues and workshops between Pakistan and India

to encourage collaboration, build sustainable professional networks, and enhance regional news coverage. To date 180 working journalists and 100 Master’s Degree Journalism students have participated in these cross-border programs. 

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  • Journalists traveled across the border on reporting trips hosted by neighbor news organizations.

  • Two weeklong dialogues in Sri Lanka for journalists and management/gatekeepers. 

  • Pakistani and Indian Master’s Degree journalism students produced cross-border stories. Faculty and students met in Colombo and Kathmandu.

  • Currently 80 Pakistani and Indian journalists are meeting in virtual workshops focused on cross-border economy/trade, agriculture/water management, health, environment, Peace Journalism and multimedia. They will meet in Kathmandu next year.  

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Website Team

Mr. Ashwini Shrivastava

Assistant Editor

Press Trust of India (PTI)

New Delhi, India


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Ms. Lubna Jerar Naqvi


Karachi, Pakistan


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Mr. Stephen Franklin

Journalist, journalism educator, university instructor

Chicago, Illinois USA


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Ms. Anum Hanif

Senior Associate Producer

Express News

Lahore, Pakistan


Mr. Nischal Sanghavi


Ahmedabad Mirror

Ahmedabad, India


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Ms. Susan Kreifels

Media Programs Manager 

East-West Center

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


The Indian and Pakistani members on the Website Team are working professionals who are part of the East-West Center alumni network. They have volunteered their time and help to develop this blogsite and offer their expertise and insights. They do not receive an honorarium or any pecuniary benefits.

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The East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii with an office in Washington, DC promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.


The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, private agencies, individuals, foundations, media associations and newsrooms, corporations, and governments in the region. The Center has offered diverse media programs to journalists in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Islands for nearly 60 years with close to 5,000 media alumni around the world. 

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