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The East-West Center gathered 60 Pakistan and Indian journalists for a weeklong workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 5-10, 2022 to plan cross-border stories. Participant journalists collaborated to produce more than 20 unique stories that ran more than 70 times in news media across Pakistan and India, as well as several international outlets. Read their stories here.

Pakistani and Indian journalists share the powerful professional and personal impact the cross-border reporting program had on them in this YouTube video.

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This "Twinning" Instagram was hatched by cross-border participants to compare Karachi and Mumbai. Find it here.

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Here is a story in an Indian publication about the Twinning Instagram and the journalists who started it:

Delve into the similarities between Karachi and Mumbai (

The Stories of Change brings you the stories of social change. Stories that mainstream media won't cover. Keep watching this space for new videos every week.

When conflicts erupt and dominate headlines, journalists on both sides of volatile borders face challenges in reporting balanced, objective, and fully covered stories. Speakers include Kamal Siddiqi and Aditi Phadnis, alumni of EWC cross-border programs for Indian and Pakistani journalists.

Journalists from Karachi, Lahore, Srinagar, New Delhi, and Lucknow discuss the challenges of reporting on health in their countries; why this is often an ignored subject; and how conflict, often the single largest narrative, can overshadow public health.

This Gallery Spotlight features South Asian artists Asma Mahmud Hashmi, Sadaf Naeem, and the late Mohammad Yasin. The event also premieres a musical performance by violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy of Brooklyn Raga Massive, specially composed as a tribute to Mohammad Yasin


Special Reports

Recently, Pakistan has seen a surge in abuse, violence, rape, and even murder of children. Last month, Pakistan was once again shocked when the news of two consecutive horror stories emerged involving two minor who were maids in different parts of the country.

The shortlist for the 2022 Fetisov Journalism Awards has been revealed. Congratulations to Safina Nabi, a participant in "reporting on issues of Mutual Concern between India and Pakistan," a cross-border media program coordinated by the East-West Center.

This UN Women collaborative project on Stories of Gender Justice by Women Journalists in Asia Pacific includes a piece by Lubna Jerar Naqvi in Karachi, Pakistan.

The mention of a temple in Kashmir normally evokes images of a serene and profoundly peaceful place in a lush green valley in the backdrop of blue mountains and corkscrewing clouds.

It is one of the 3 Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Watch this magnificent historical site through an eye of 360 degree camera.

The October 2022 edition features a special report on a project that brings together Pakistani and Indian journalists, as well as dispatches from Ukraine, Cameroon, Hawaii, and Italy.

A panel of Indian and Pakistani journalists who have participated in a cross-border peace journalism project  told several hundred media professionals gathered at the EWC 

International Media Conference that the experience taught them they had more in common than they realized.

Recent floods in the country are a manifestation of climate change which call for developing local adaptation plans of action for every district to analyze the impacts of climate change on the socio-economic condition of communities, infrastructure, and governance of managing risks.

Independent video journalist Ravinder Singh Robin, based in Amritsar, India shares perspectives on mobile journalism, promoting your work and the need for India-Pakistan cross-border reporting. Ravinder, who contributes to BBC World Services, CNNnews18 and other media outlets, created his own company, Offborders Productions; and his own official YouTube channel with more than 5,000 subscribers and close to 150 videos, many including Pakistani and Indian perspectives on important cross-border issues. Using his videos and still photography, he discusses his one-person operation and how he captures viewers. Ravinder is a participant of the East-West Center’s “Reporting on Cross-border Issues of Mutual Concern” for Indian and Pakistani journalists.


Interview conducted by Steve Rice, Professor Emeritus at Missouri School of Journalism. 

Saumya Khandelwal is an award-winning independent photojournalist based in New Delhi who contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times and other leading publications. In this video Saumya shares how she uses visual cues to best capture stories such as the stunning photos you will see in her "Child Brides of Shravasti," winner of the Getty Images Instagram Grant 2017. Saumya was also selected as the World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent from Asia Region and received the National Foundation of India Award. She participated in a 2018 East-West Center cross-border journalism program.


Interview conducted by Steve Rice, Professor Emeritus at Missouri School of Journalism

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