Shazdeh Omari/CPJ Deputy Director of Development

Shazdeh Omari joined CPJ in 2011 and served as deputy editor for news and later news editor, before joining the development department in 2015. She was the copy chief at The Village Voice for four years and has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, medical editor, and copy editor in the United States and Greece. Prior to her career in publishing, she taught English at Western Connecticut State University and reported, wrote, and produced radio features as an intern at United Nations Radio. Omari was born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, where she learned to read, speak, and write Urdu. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology and a master’s degree in English-TESOL. Follow her on Twitter @shazdehz.

CPJ’s Gulnoza Said on fears for journalists as Russia invades Ukraine

After threatening to do so for months, Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a move that U.S. President Joe Biden called “a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.” Now, Ukraine is bracing for full-scale conflict.  Below, Gulnoza Said, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator,…

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