Anam Hussain is a freelance diaspora journalist, born in Lahore, Pakistan and now based in Birmingham, UK.
As journalists, our fascination with Indigenous communities can blind us to our ethical obligations to respect privacy and dignity of those we document - we must reflect carefully
It was a roller coaster ride with news organisations all over the world giving minute-by-minute reports on the daring rescue. How does the media create suspense and is this sort of coverage useful?
When reporting on their homelands, diaspora journalists walk a fine line between emotional connection and objective storytelling
THE LONG READ: Life as a travel journalist isn’t just for privileged Westerners ‘discovering’ quaint parts of south-east Asia and Africa
Two disasters costing human lives have occurred at sea in the past two weeks, but the media coverage of each was markedly different. How and why?
It got quite a lot right, and quite a lot very, very wrong
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, violence has erupted across Pakistan. For journalists, it is like reporting from the centre of a storm
Pakistani journalists face huge danger in the course of carrying out their work. Why is so little being done to address this?
THE LONG READ: The tireless work undertaken by diaspora journalists to change narratives about their homelands and to build bridges between communities still goes largely unacknowledged
It’s good that the BBC recognises the value of not just sending white, British journalists to cover the internal affairs of other countries. But why send an Africa reporter to cover Pakistan?
Western media is full of negative stereotypes about my birth country. My job as a diaspora journalist is to challenge those tired old tropes.