Kiran Nazish

Founding Director Coalition For Women In Journalism

Country of focus: Pakistan, Syria, Turkey
Based in Canada


Current Occupation: Founding Director Coalition For Women In Journalism
Organization/Institution: The Coalition For Women In Journalism
Language: English, Urdu


Female journalists under attack as press freedom falters Guardian May 7, 2024

What charges against journalist Brandi Morin mean for Canadian democracy Toronto Star Feb 1, 2024

2023: A year in focus for women journalists WRC18 Podcast Dec 29, 2023

Iraqi Kurdish Journalist Dedicates Award to Fellow Reporters VOA Nov 24, 2023

Europe Deadliest Place for Women Journalists, Russia Main Perpetrator – New Report Kyiv Post Nov 12, 2023

Even Outside Jail, Iran Feels Like a Prison, Say Female Journalists VOA Sep 14, 2023

In Turkey, Silence a Bigger Fear Than Arrest, Says Journalist VOA Aug 22, 2023

The High Cost of Being a Journalist in Iran Peacemindedly Podcast Apr 27, 2023

Journalist Hopes Coverage on Ethiopia’s Tigray Will Bring Justice VOA Dec 28, 2022

Record Number of Journalists Jailed Globally VOA Dec 14, 2022

Women Journalists Face Increasing Danger in Iran Inkstick Media Sep 30, 2022

Journalists Arrested in Iran, Warned About Protest Coverage VOA Sep 23, 2022

Kiran Nazish interview audio and transcript Media Masters Podcast Sep 22, 2022

Protecting female journalists in Canada Rabble Radio Podcast Sep 2, 2022

Women in Journalism: Q&A with Kiran Nazish Lenfest Institute Apr 7, 2022

Journalism can’t keep losing mothers and other family caregivers Poynter Jan 7, 2022

Silencing Women Journalists is Silencing the Voice of Afghan Women IPS Sep 3, 2021

We said we would help them. Now, Canada has abandoned the Afghans who helped us Oped Globe and Mail Aug 26, 2021

Kiran Nazish, founder of CFWIJ, on violence against women journalists Podcast Jul 22, 2021

Kiran Nazish: Diverse voices in journalism under threat Deutsche Welle Jul 14, 2021

Panel Highlights Challenges for Women Journalists as Report Shows Rise in Threats Open Democracy Jun 2,2021


Kiran Nazish (@kirannazish) is the founding director of the Coalition For Women In Journalism (@CFWIJ) , a worldwide support organization for women journalists which reports on press freedom violations in 128 countries.

She is a long-time award-winning journalist, and worked as a war correspondent covering the Middle East, South Asia and Mexico among many places.