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.
How do we decolonise journalism?
It is our place as journalists to lead the way in challenging oppressive social and political structures - here’s how to do it
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’
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
How should we talk about Pakistan?
How do journalists report accurately about a country which suffers sectarian violence without reinforcing Islamophobic tropes?
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.