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 Journalist, Researcher, Translator

Nabeelah Shabbir is a British-Pakistani freelance journalist.


Over the years, "home" has been Rawalpindi, Cologne, Brussels, Paris, London, Oxford and Amsterdam. She is co-author of a series of reports at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford about digital-born news media; innovation in news media in the Global South; and the impact of the Panama Papers investigation three years on.


At The Guardian, Nabeelah shared a British Journalism Award with the “Keep it in the Ground” team, which focused its reporting on fossil fuel divestment and climate change, in 2015. She was also a “European Young Journalist” of the year for her writing in Kosovo in 2008.


Nabeelah is currently Senior Research Associate at the Washington DC-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Here, she collaborates with a team of women investigating topics such as: disinformation in newsrooms globally; the state of journalism after the pandemic; and online violence against women journalists worldwide.


As a freelancer, Nabeelah makes space for more creative writing and translating, especially when it combines current affairs, languages or literature.


Photo by Dominik Osvald

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