Waseem Abbasi is an Investigative journalist at The News International (Pakistan) and the USA Today. He is a graduate fellow of Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, USA and a Fulbright/Humphrey Fellow. Waseem also studied good governance and media at the University of Westminster, London as a Chevening Fellow.
Formerly he worked with The Brunei Times, a newspaper in Brunei Darussalam as Asia Editor. He was also a part of the Geo TV’s reporting team in Islamabad until 2007 where he covered 2005’s earthquake and 2007’s Red Mosque Operation as correspondent. After graduating with a Gold Medal from Bahawalpur’s IUB, he has won numerous awards and fellowships including the RTI Champions Award (Pakistan), Chevening Fellowship (UK), Global Investigative Journalism Network Fellowship (Norway), IPI Fellowship (South Africa) and IRE Fellowship (Missouri, USA).
Waseem has traveled to the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, China South Africa, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Brunei and Afghanistan for conferences, courses and reporting assignments. As a media trainer has also conducted workshops on journalist safety across Pakistan in collaboration with CPDI and prepared over 100 Pakistani journalist across the country for difficult assignment in dangerous areas. He also had a brief stint with National University of Modern Languages (NUML) as visiting lecturer.
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