Arshad Dogar, Pakistan
Arshad Dogar, 33, is a staff reporter in Lahore for The News International, Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper, where he has been covering crime, terrorism, Pakistan-India border security issues and prisons for seven years. He is also a contributor to his newspaper’s weekly magazine, The News on Sunday, and blogs at Crime Watch Pakistan.
Dogar began his journalism career in 2005 at The Post, an English-language newspaper, covering civic issues. At the time he was also studying for his master’s degree in English Literature and Linguistics at the National University of Modern Languages. He is fluent in Urdu and English.
Dogar has trained several interns from the University of Punjab and is a council member of the Lahore Press Club and a member of the Punjab Union of Journalists.
About what he hopes to gain from the experience, Dogar said that “By working in the U.S., my exposure to new media and interaction with U.S. journalists will widen my horizon as well as my approach to ideas and stories.” His fellowship goals are to sharpen his journalistic skills, learn advanced techniques of investigative reporting and explore the role of a free press in United States.