Wajahat S. Khan is a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
He is a broadcast and online journalist who has produced and anchored for Pakistan’s primary networks: Geo, Dawn and Aaj TV.
Khan has also written for Pakistan’s daily Dawn and the periodicals Newsweek Pakistan and The Herald. Besides being embedded with Pakistan’s ground-forces along some of the world’s most isolated and militarized borders investigating the tactical, operational and strategic postures of the Pakistani military, Khan is also the first broadcaster from Pakistan to produce an investigative series from across the “divide” in India. Known for his tough televised interviews, Khan is a keen experimenter of social media and has pioneered the use of Facebook and Twitter in Pakistani broadcast, empowering his audiences to “virtually” confront South Asia’s leaders. While at the Shorenstein Center, Khan is investigating the Pakistani media’s shifting editorial stances on the War on Terror and the role of external groups like the military’s intelligence services and jihadist networks in shaping the coverage of the region’s restive combat zones.