Nabeelah Shabbir

Deputy Director of Research

I am a fan of the underdog, the least considered, heard or represented. Over three years at ICFJ as Senior Research Associate, I made the most of the multilingual, international networks we tap into for our research projects, which we see making an impact on policies, and importantly people’s lives. ICFJ Research values collaboration and making change happen.

I co-authored The Chilling (a report commissioned by UNESCO with ICFJ) about online violence against women journalists around the world, the OSCE Guidelines for Monitoring Online Violence against Female Journalists, and worked on the ‘Journalism & Pandemic’ project, in collaboration with the Tow Center for Journalism and ICFJ. In 2015, I shared a ‘British Journalism Award’ at The Guardian with the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ team for climate reporting. I also co-authored some reports on the Global South, digital-born media in Europe and the Panama Papers at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. I have lived / and worked in Pakistan, France, Belgium, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.

Talk to me about: Europe, languages, spices

My pronouns: She/her

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