Rabia Mehmood

The 2010-11 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow was Rabia Mehmood, a journalist in the Lahore bureau of Express 24/7 Television in Pakistan. She has reported on women’s rights, freedom of speech and political unrest. She has covered the stories of survivors and victims of terrorist attacks, suicide bombings and hostage sieges carried out by militants in Lahore. Mehmood has also focused on internally displaced people who left Northwest Pakistan as a result of insurgency by terrorists and military offensives. Mehmood was the sixth recipient of the annual fellowship, which gives a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or online media the opportunity to focus exclusively on human rights journalism and social justice issues.