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Reporter Sumeera Riaz
Posted on March 18, 2014
“I wanted to be one of those women journalists who dared challenge the cultural norms of society. I believe that the future of democracy in Pakistan hinges on the media."
Reporter Asad Zia, third from right, interviewing families affected by an earthquake. Photo: UPI Next
Posted on March 12, 2014
As a health reporter for the Express Tribune, the Pakistan affiliate of International Herald Tribune, Asad Zia gets to see the face of terror more closely than most reporters. Lately, his beat reporting on bomb blasts has kept him busy visiting hospitals