Introduction

Currently working at Dawn Media group, Munizae Jahangir is an award winning TV journalist and documentary filmmaker. Munizae completed her BA in Political Science from McGill University and her MA in Media Studies

Munizae Jahangir


Professional Achievements

Currently working at Dawn Media group, Munizae Jahangir is an award winning TV journalist and documentary filmmaker. Munizae completed her BA in Political Science from McGill University and her MA in Media Studies from the New School University in New York. She is an alumni of Harvard’s Executive Programme at the Kennedy school.

She was an Executive Producer, Anchor and Special Correspondent at Pakistan’s Express media group, where she reported and anchored for its Urdu TV channel and contributed towards the English daily newspaper, The Express Tribune.

Munizae was NDTV's correspondent in Pakistan from 2004-2010 and from 2013-2014. Some of her work for NDTV includes documentaries, The Baloch Battlefield Pakistan, The War Within (a series of half hour documentaries on the militancy in Pakistan’s North West and South Punjab).

She has previously anchored current affairs primetime shows, called Pakistan Poochta Hain, an audience based debate show Siyah Sufaid, a show on Afghan Pakistan relations, Sarhad keh Uss Paar, Face Off interview based show tailored on BBC’s Hard Talk.

Munizae has focused on conflict areas and has produced and directed an award winning documentary on the war in Afghanistan, called Search for Freedom aired on ABC, Across the LOC Kashmir, (a documentary on Indian Administered Kashmir). She has hosted debates between India and Pakistan.

Munizae Jahangir’s high profile interviews include US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John Kerry, former Prime Ministers of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, Yousaf Gilani, Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, Sanam Bhutto, former President Asif Zardari, Imran Khan, MQM leader Altaf Hussain and Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, Afghan Taliban leader Akbar Agha and Indian politician Jaswant Singh.

Munizae was honoured as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008. She is the co-founder of South Asian Women in Media.