Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Haroon Khalid has an academic background in anthropology. He is a journalist who writes about minority rights, folk traditions, politicisation of history and heritage, nationalism and identity, and several other topics. He is also an author of five books and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: On the 75th anniversary of the Partition of Pakistan and India, a writer recalls his efforts to uncover the mystery of a family divided and asks if we always have the right to push for the ‘truth’
ANALYSIS: Sometimes journalists and media organisations need to consider who should cover certain issues in order to improve reporting - as coverage of Indigenous affairs in Canada shows
It took me years to see how my privilege would influence the outcome of interviews with minority Hindus in Pakistan. This ‘positionality’ is something journalists should pay closer heed to.