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Adjunct Habiba Nosheen '09 documents incest in Pakistan

April 25, 2012

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism adjunct professor and alumna Habiba
Nosheen ’09
recently published reporting from Pakistan on incest in The Atlantic, which ran a print story, and BBC/PRI, which ran audio. Both outlets also published Nosheen’s video of the story (below).

Titled “Hidden Victims: The Plight of Pakistan’s Child Incest Survivors" in The Atlantic, Nosheen's investigation documents alarming instances of sexual abuse in the country, and how “victims of incest in Pakistan face additional barriers in seeking justice.” Those additional barriers include gender mores, justice system vagaries, and cultural concepts of immorality. The reporting was done in collaboration with the Fund For Investigative Journalism.

HnosheenNosheen recently won the 2012 Gracie Award for Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent for her film “To Adopt A Child,” which investigated adoption in Nepal. She is currently working on her next investigation with Chicago Public Radio’s “This American Life” and ProPublica. Her stories have been published in The New York Times, TIME, Glamour, The Washington Post, CBC, PBS, BBC and NPR. Nosheen has received numerous awards for her reporting, including a Kroc Fellowship with NPR, South Asian Journalist Association Award, Morton Mintz Award for International Reporting, and Leslie Sanders Award, among others.
She teaches radio and video reporting at the J-School. @habibanosheen

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