Anam Hussain

Anam Hussain
Anam Hussain

Anam Hussain is a freelance diaspora journalist, born in Lahore, Pakistan and now based in Birmingham, UK.

 

Writer’s Articles

Ethical Dilemmas of Photo Editing in Media: Lessons from Kate Middleton’s Photo Controversy

Photoshop—an intelligent digital tool celebrated for enhancing the visual appearance of photographs—is a double-edged sword. While it has the power to transform and refine images, it also skillfully blurs the line between reality and fiction, challenging the legitimacy of journalistic integrity and the credibility of news media.

Published on: Tue, 03/26/2024 - 16:20
A Woman's Journey Reporting on Pakistan's Thrilling Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally

A Woman's Voice in the Desert: Navigating the Spotlight

Published on: Fri, 03/08/2024 - 22:49
Media Blackout on Imran Khan and PTI: Analysing Pakistan's Election Press Restrictions

Implications and response to media censorship and the deliberate absence of coverage for the popular former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in the media during the 2024 elections in Pakistan.

Published on: Wed, 02/14/2024 - 18:01
Reporter’s Notebook - what I learned from covering the Kalash people

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

Published on: Thu, 10/05/2023 - 09:04
Analysis: The media’s coverage of the Pakistan cable car incident

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?

Published on: Thu, 09/21/2023 - 08:50
‘Focus on the story, not the storyteller’ - the dilemma of a diaspora journalist

When reporting on their homelands, diaspora journalists walk a fine line between emotional connection and objective storytelling

Published on: Mon, 09/04/2023 - 12:10
‘Don’t let someone else narrate your stories for you’ - travel journalists in the global south

THE LONG READ: Life as a travel journalist isn’t just for privileged Westerners ‘discovering’ quaint parts of south-east Asia and Africa

Published on: Fri, 09/01/2023 - 09:40
Analysis: Comparing coverage of the Titanic submersible and migrant boat disasters

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?

Published on: Wed, 06/28/2023 - 10:32
What happened when I asked ChatGPT to write my article

It got quite a lot right, and quite a lot very, very wrong

Published on: Mon, 05/22/2023 - 11:40
Tear gas and internet blackouts - reporting on protests in Pakistan

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

Published on: Sun, 05/14/2023 - 11:00
Why is life so dangerous for Pakistani journalists?

Pakistani journalists face huge danger in the course of carrying out their work. Why is so little being done to address this?

Published on: Thu, 04/06/2023 - 10:45
Connecting continents - the trials and tribulations of diaspora journalists

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

Published on: Tue, 11/08/2022 - 08:51
The problem with foreign correspondents - wherever they may hail from

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?

Published on: Tue, 10/25/2022 - 07:48
Why I’ve had to launch my own magazine about 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.

Published on: Tue, 10/12/2021 - 08:34