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Paydesk has 7 journalists in Srinagar. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Srinagar are Muheet Ul Islam and Wahid Bhat.

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Journalists in Srinagar



Muheet Ul Islam

Srinagar, India
Muheet Ul Islam is a journalist and filmmaker who reports from the Indian-administered Kashmir.  His expertise lies in narrative journalism, honed at the Central University of Kashmir.

Muheet's work transcends borders, gaining recognition from a vast network of international media outlets.  Read moreThese include established names like TRT World, Voice of America, The New Arab, Newsweek Middle East and The Diplomat reflecting his dedication to sharing the stories of Kashmir with a global audience.
Languages
English Hindi Urdu
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+14
Skills
Climate Change Fact Checking

Wahid Bhat

Srinagar, India
Wahid Bhat is an environmental journalist who lives in Jammu and Kashmir, India. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad. After that, he completed his postgraduate degree in English Journalism from the Indian Read moreInstitute of Mass Communication (IIMC).


Since 2018, Wahid has been reporting on environmental and climate change issues. His work covers a range of topics, including extreme weather events, pollution, mining issues, deforestation, water issues, and wildlife. His dedication to his work has been recognized with awards from NFI India and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


Wahid’s reports have been published in various outlets, including Earth Journalism, Scroll.in, India Spend, and Groundreport.in. He has also received a grant from the Earth Journalism Network to cover the impact of extreme weather events, particularly lightning strikes, in the Kashmir valley.


Wahid was a part of the Local News Accelerator program by the International Press Institute (IPI). He received intensive training and coaching in media innovation and sustainability, focusing on topics such as business models and audience engagement. This experience has been instrumental in his journey towards financial and editorial sustainability.

Additionally, he was selected for the Disarming Disinformation Master Classes conducted by ICFJ. He had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field. This program provided him with an incredible opportunity to deepen his understanding of disinformation and enhance his investigative skills.

Apart from this, he attended the Climate Change Dialogue event organized by the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation. As one of 19 environmental journalists selected, he spent three days in Channi deepening his understanding of climate change issues, further fueling his commitment to environmental journalism.
Languages
English Hindi Kashmiri
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+2
Skills
Natural Disasters Climate Change

Ishfaq Naseem

Srinagar
I  am  a journalist based in Srinagar. I  have worked for over 12 years to cover the Kashmir conflict including major political developments as well as gunfights. I have also done business reporting in different parts of India while working for one of India's largest newspapers, Indian Express.
Languages
English
Services
Investigative Journalism Fact Checking
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking

Ishfaq Reshi

Srinagar, India
Ishfaq Reshi is an independent journalist based in Kashmir, known for his insightful reporting on the social stigma and family impact of COVID-19 within the region. His journalism has brought to the forefront the story of a family ostracized due to a COVID-related death, as well as the distress of Read moreanother family grappling with the mysterious disappearance of a relative in Saudi Arabia. Through his work, Reshi has illuminated the psychological toll of misinformation and the challenges faced by families dealing with the absence of missing persons.

Reshi's articles have been instrumental in underscoring the need for societal change and heightened awareness, particularly in the context of pandemics and the issues surrounding missing individuals. His dedication to shedding light on these critical social issues reflects a commitment to not only inform but also to foster understanding and empathy within the community. His contributions to journalism in Kashmir have thus played a pivotal role in advocating for those affected by these complex and often overlooked problems.
Languages
English Urdu
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+3
Skills
Politics Science & Environment War Reporter
+4

Pirzada Shakir

Srinagar, India
Pirzada Shakir is a journalist based in Indian administered Kashmir. He extensively writes on conflict, identity conflict, human rights, gender, social issues, environment and politics. His work has been published in different international and Indian media outlets including The New Arab, The Read moreDiplomat, Article-14, TRT World and many more. He is a senior reporter at Kashmir's top subscribed media outlet 'The Kashmir Walla'
Languages
English Kashmiri Urdu
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Peer Viqar Ul Aslam

Srinagar
Peer Viqar Ul Aslam is a Kashmiri Journalist, Human Rights Activist and a TV Debater.

Early life

Peer Viqar Ul Aslam was born in Srinagar. He did his schooling from Walden High School, and later completed his Bachelors in Computer Application from Amar Singh College and Masters in Journalism Read morefrom Media Education Research Centre, University of Kashmir.

Career

Peer Viqar Ul Aslam started working with International news tabloid Morocco World News in 2014, He also reported for The Rising Kashmir and various dailies in Jammu and Kashmir.

As a Political Analyst, he often appears on Republic, Times Now, Zee India, NewsX, India News, and other TV channels.

Assault

While covering 2017 parliamentary elections in Budgam, Kashmir, Peer Viqar Ul Aslam was held on gun point by a Special Operational Group officer of Jammu and Kashmir Police, and in an attempt to flee from the spot was badly wounded by stones pelted at the government forces in the area.

Activism

In 2016, soon after the killing Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani, hundreds of youth in Indian administered Kashmir were hit by pellets fired by Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force.

In response to the serious on-ground situation, Peer Viqar Ul Aslam founded Save the Eyes Foundation and reached to hundreds of victims blinded by pellets, providing medical assistance.

Human Rights and Relief Foundation

Peer Viqar Ul Aslam founded HRRF – Human Rights and Relief Foundation in 2019, an organization reporting Human Rights violations in Indian Administered Kashmir. The organization has hundreds of volunteers.

Detention

In 2020, Peer Viqar Ul Aslam was summoned by an infamous wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police and was rigorously
Languages
English Hindi Urdu
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+6

Arif Rashid

Srinagar, India
Arif Rashid is a Kashmiri based journalist and Freelancer Multimedia Journalist. He has completed his master degree in convergent Journalism from central university university of Kashmir. His work have got published in various media outlets and  kashmiri based top leading newspaper
Languages
English
Services
Investigative Journalism Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking
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