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Bina Shah

Karachi, Pakistan
Opinion Writer — The New York Times
Covers:  islam, violence against women, women's issues, women's rights, women and islam, literature, education, the arts, pakistan, society, technology
Doesn't Cover: politics, engineering, sports

I'm just a girl, standing in front of an editor, begging her to publish me.

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Bina Shah is a writer of English fiction and a journalist living in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a regular columnist for the Dawn and the Express Tribune, Pakistan’s major English-language newspapers, and has also contributed to ...

How is social media changing news?

It's challenging all the old beliefs about how news is made, reported, and remembered.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Bridget Jones, who fell into journalism and managed not to break her neck doing it.

What's your favorite social network?

I love Twitter. It's where I've made a lot of contacts with journalists and editors from around the region and elsewhere.

Agahi Award

2013 - Education
Awarded award for excellence in journalism for feature story on my blog "Hearing the Hopes of Pakistan's Deaf World"

Amalfi Coast Literary Festival

2010 - Premio Internazionale
Literary award at the Amafli Coast literary festial in Italy for my novel "Il Bambino Che Credeva Nella Liberta" (A Season for Martyrs)