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Haroon Khalid
Haroon Khalid

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.

Writer’s Articles

Casualties of Partition - telling the story of Zainab and Boota

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’

Published on: Mon, 08/15/2022 - 07:52
Should artists have a say about who gets to review their work?

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

Published on: Sat, 07/02/2022 - 22:17
How should we talk about Pakistan?

How do journalists report accurately about a country which suffers sectarian violence without reinforcing Islamophobic tropes?

Published on: Mon, 01/24/2022 - 06:45
When journalists are blind to their privilege, the ‘true’ story may not be told

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.

Published on: Sun, 10/24/2021 - 11:15