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Urdu Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 235 reporters who speak Urdu. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Urdu are Muheet Ul Islam and Shujauddin Qureshi. Use our journalist directory to find an Urdu speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Urdu



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

Shujauddin Qureshi

Karachi, Pakistan
Shujauddin Qureshi is a freelance journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. I have been writing in newspapers, magazines in Pakistan and international publications. I worked for the Associated Press, and Dow Jones and work published in the Pakistani monthly magazine Newsline: https://newslinemagazine.Read morecom/contributor/shujauddin/
My work can be seen at: https://www.thenews.com.pk/tns/writer/shujauddin-qureshi.
I write my blogs at https://shujaqureshi.com and https://shuja98.blogspot.com/
Languages
English Sindhi Urdu
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+9
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+10

Osama Rizvi

Lahore, Pakistan
Osama Rizvi is an international energy and economic analyst whose areas of interests include global economy, commodity and financial markets and climate change where he specifically focuses on Oil prices, commodity analysis, interest rates, food prices and global economy. Critically, Osama focuses Read moreon energy transitions and the North-South relations and asymmetry in carbon emissions. He also researches and writes about a multitude of other topics such as social issues, policy recommendations, mental models, mind mapping, consultancy service, etcetera. He has Masters in Global Political Economy from the University of London where he went after winning the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship. Lastly, he is the Head of Academia at World Times Institute (with a total social media following of 0.7 million), the most trusted place that prepares future bureaucrats of Pakistan and also the guest editor of Jahangir’s World Times magazine - the largest current affair magazine in Pakistan with over 50,000 circulation.
Osama has written for various global publications and outlets such as: The Diplomat Magazine, The National Interest, Oil Price, Market Insider, Data Science Central and is a regular panelist at TRT World, Bloomberg with Asharq and Pakistan National TV and AAJ TV network. He is also a regular panelist at Gulf Intelligence podcast and contributor for one of the largest websites that cover sustainability related topics, Illuminem. He also had the pleasure to be featured in one of the largest and most prestigious publications in the world and the UK, The Telegraph. Besides this he has managed to be featured in Capital.com, Yahoo Finance and many other digital and print media outlets multiple times. His various videos on Youtube has gathered hundreds and thousands of views. Lastly, he is the South Asia Chair for Society for Low Carbon Technologies - a US based non-profit.
Languages
English Urdu
Services
Feature Stories Risk Analysis Research
Skills
Business Current Affairs Science & Environment
+2

Muzaffar Ahmad

New Delhi, India
Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa is the current Editor-in-chief of The Eastern Herald. Writing about diplomacy, Middle East affairs, Russian affairs, and war. Expert on Counter-terrorism and strategist on International policy.
Languages
English Hindi Punjabi
+1
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+5
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+8

Bilal Hussain

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bilal Hussain is an independent journalist and columnist with a wealth of experience in covering South Asia, and Middle East with a particular emphasis on the socio-political landscape of Kashmir. His reporting has been featured in prominent news outlets and organizations such as Voice of America (Read moreVOA), The Sunday Times, Nikkei Asia, ABC, and The Diplomat. Hussain's work is characterized by a deep understanding of the geopolitical tensions between India and Pakistan, the human rights issues in Kashmir, and the broader economic implications of regional conflicts.

Hussain's investigative journalism has provided critical insights into the India-China border standoff and its effects on local economies, such as the Pashmina wool industry in Ladakh. He has also explored the environmental and nuclear risks associated with the Kashmir dispute. His articles frequently address the challenges faced by journalists in the region, particularly in light of the revocation of Kashmir's autonomy and the ensuing internet blackout. Hussain has been vocal about the threats to press freedom, including the implications of new media policies that could further constrain reporting in Kashmir.

With expertise in conflict economy, capital markets, the developmental sector, and ecological economics, Hussain has become a respected voice on the economic impact of geopolitical tensions and the pursuit of sustainable development in areas affected by conflict. He has delved into topics such as water diplomacy and the potential for cooperation in the Indus basin, the healthcare challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of Christian missionaries in fostering religious harmony. His investigative prowess was also demonstrated in his exposé on the suspicious purchase of Maison Frison, showcasing his commitment to uncovering the truth behind complex issues.
Languages
English Kashmiri Urdu
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Risk Analysis
+5
Skills
Business Finance War Reporter
+2

Muhammad Bakhsh Soomro

Islamabad, Pakistan
Muhammad Bakhsh Soomro is a journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan.
He has been doing journalism since 1995, during his professional career he had been working in different reputable media organisations such as BOL TV Network, Daily Kawish and KTN News Network, Pahenji News Paper and Time News. 
Read moreCurrently He is working with Voice of America Urdu service as Investigative-Political reporter.
Languages
Urdu
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast)
Skills
Politics

Sudesh Baniya

Doha, Qatar
Sudesh is a Nepali journalist and researcher with 3+ years of freelance experience across video, audio, and the written word covering the intersection of sports, culture, geopolitics, and current affairs. Currently based in Doha, he goes to Northwestern University and has been published in Euronews,Read more Yahoo News, and The Asian Game among others.
Languages
Spanish Hindi Nepali
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+10
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Sports
+5

Arham Fatima

Islamabad, Pakistan
I am working in Pakistani media for last 10 years.covering climate change , health sector, women and aocial issues beside covering Parliament proceedings and standing committies. I have experiemce of covering spme major events that includes two general elections and panademic covid 19. I am good in Read moremaking fact based special reports.
Languages
Urdu
Services
Journalism
Skills
Investigative Reporting

Hedayatullah Noori

Washington, United States of America
My name is Hedayatullah Noori, a reporter, cameraman, video editor, and technician, cameraman and reporter for 13 years for Voice of America in Kabul. I have resettled in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 I am authorized to work in the United States. I am very interested in finding a job that will allow Read moreme to use my skills here in the U.S. and to support my family.
I studied electrical engineering and computer science in Afghanistan, but due to my interest in the press, I started working in the media in 2003 for an Afghan newspaper, Hewad, and then for Afghan National Radio and Television as a reporter and cameraman.  In 2008, I began working for Voice of America  and did so in several capacities.
	In addition to working as a  reporter and camera operator, I also have experience in video editing.  You can see samples of my work at the links . For each of them, I prepared the script, shot the videos, and did post-production editing myself.  I am very flexible and eager to learn. I am a hard worker and I would very much appreciate an opportunity to speak with you about potential employment.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Pashto
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast)
Skills
Breaking News

Salman Idris

Islamabad, Pakistan
https://midbrainfilms.net/

Salman Idris is a Video Journalist-Producer ,Shoot/Edit/Documentary Filmmaker based in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Available for all cities of Pakistan and abroad,He is working as a permanent freelancer since 2015.
Associated with electronic media since 1998,He has worked Read morewith several national and international media organisations like VOA, CRI, AJ+,TRT World,NowThis,5ws,Channel News Asia,BBC,CNN,Sky News Arabia,DFID,NHK,Fuji Tv m,Geo Tv,CNBC and others capable of producing documentaries, feature reports,Electronic News gatherings and Electronic field productions.
He has also travelled through several countries regarding News gatherings and documentaries.
Official Foreign Visits:
Pre Jirga meetings in Afghanistan 2007; two exclusive interviews of President Hamid Karzai in three years, Documentary on Pak-Afghan trade relations 2011. Trilateral summit on Afghanistan in (Istanbul) Turkey 2011. Bonn Conference in Germany 2011, Worked at NATO headquarters and European parliament.
Also covered the US Elections in Florida (Miami) and New-York  City in Nov 2012.
Visited Iran regarding Pak Iran Gas Pipe line mega project Inaugural Session March 2013. Visited Afghanistan regarding President Karzai’s Interview and Program Jirga documentary shoot on Punjsher Valley (North Afghanistan) June 2013. Training on Human trafficking organized by European Union  Azarbijan Baku Dec 2017.
His work samples can be seen at his pages given below.
https://storyhunter.com/Salman-Idris-Qazi
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Japanese
+6
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+24

Homara Choudhary

Doha, Qatar
Homara Choudhary is a freelance presenter, broadcast journalist, multilingual moderator and media consultant with over 20 years of experience in multi-platform journalism. Her background includes international television news, radio, digital and magazine publishing.

She works with high-profile Read moreinternational clients, such as Media City Qatar, Al Jazeera, Doha Debates, and Web Summit Qatar, to present, produce, report and moderate engaging and informative content across all platforms. She has covered major global events, such as the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the COP28 summit, and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. She has also conducted exclusive interviews with prominent figures, such as Qatar's Ambassador to the UK, the UK's Ambassador to Qatar, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Qatar, and the Head of the US Fifth Fleet.

Homara recently worked with Euronews as a presenter and reporter working across multiple shows, including their flagship show Qatar 365 and was selected to lead the first brand film for Media City Qatar.

She's also launched some new shows on Al Jazeera's award-winning digital platform. As a Senior Producer she collaborated on History Illustrated, Centre Stage, On The Record and Birds Eye View to name but a few. 

Homara's mission is to deliver impactful and insightful stories that inform, inspire, and empower audiences around the world. She is always looking for new and innovative ways to showcase her skills and expertise in hosting and moderating conferences, presenting and reporting on international news, and collaborating on digital projects. She is a versatile and adaptable broadcaster who can work in any format, genre, and medium.

As a multi-skilled journalist she can edit material on Avid and has experience of working on I-news, Viz, Octopus, ENPS, Avid, and Final Cut Pro. 

Homara speaks fluent English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and is also learning Arabic.
Languages
English Hindi Urdu
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast)
Skills
Current Affairs Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity
+3

Waqar Rizvi

Lahore, Pakistan
Hello, My name is Waqar Rizvi, I'm a video journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. I work for international news agencies like Caters News, Pear Video, and Zoomin. tv. I also work for corporate stories, Like MG Motors Pakistan, and Daraz E-Commarce Pakistan.
Languages
English Urdu
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Current Affairs Arts & Books Film & Theatre
+6

Natasha Raheel

Karachi, Pakistan
I am journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan.
The goal is to tell the story effectively, empathetically, and in a way that it can bring a change. Reliability, accuracy, and transparency are the principles I follow dearly. Ethical journalism trumps all.
I have been covering sports for more than a Read moredecade, since 2010. And have wide network of contacts across the country to help me do so. I have covered international and national events. I am good with editing as well, translation from English to Urdu and vice versa. My focus is on stories highlighting human rights, women's issues and institutional gaps and crisis.
Languages
English Hindi Urdu
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+8
Skills
Sports Investigative Reporting Research
+5

Suhail Akhtar

New Delhi, India
Suhail Akhtar is a journalist based in New Delhi, India.

To provide you with a better understanding of my work, I invite you to explore the following links:

Voice of America Profile: https://www.urduvoa.com/author/%D8%B3%DB%81%DB%8C%D9%84-%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%AA%D8%B1-%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%85%DB%Read more8C/_mtyo

Independent Profile: 
https://www.independenturdu.com/article-author/%D8%B3%DB%81%DB%8C%D9%84-%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%AA%D8%B1-%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%85%DB%8C

Profile in X: https://twitter.com/suhailqasmi
Languages
Arabic English Hindi
+1
Services
Documentaries
Skills
Politics Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+4

Abdul Aziz

Kot Addu, Pakistan
Life is a continuous cycle of oppression I don't remember what crime he was found guilty of I knocked on the door with my eyelids I am the questioner who doesn't remember any sound!
Languages
Urdu
Services
Photography
Skills
Paranormal Travel

Aitzaz Ibrahim

Lahore, Pakistan
Aitzaz Ibrahim is a journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan, with six years of experience in the field. He has worked for prominent mainstream electronic media channels in Pakistan, covering socio-political stories with depth and insight.
Languages
English Punjabi Urdu
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Natural Disasters
+9

Kiyya Baloch

Quetta, Pakistan
Kiyya Baloch is a freelance journalist from Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province. He contributed to the Guardian, the Economist, Al Jazeera, the Diplomat Magazine and Daily Times. Baloch has more than six years’ experience working with various national and international media outlets Read morespecializing in the Balochistan conflict. He has been covering a wide range of issues and working in some of Pakistan's most troubled areas since 2012.
Languages
English Punjabi Urdu
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+5
Skills
Politics Current Affairs War Reporter
+5

Qaisar Iqbal

Khar, Pakistan
I am ethnically Pashtun, racially Caucasian, and nationally Pakistani. I am a seasoned Communication & Media Officer at Danish Public School and College Batkhela, with a robust background in diverse roles across various sectors. My professional journey encompasses valuable experience as a Team Read moreLeader and Trainer with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education, a Computer Operator at Modern Creations Est, and a Storekeeper at the Novotel 5-star hotel in Saudi Arabia. I hold a Master’s degree in Mass Communication, a Diploma in Information Technology, and a certification from Duolingo.

Fluency in English, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, and Punjabi, combined with the ability to type at 60 WPM in these languages, underscores my linguistic versatility. My tenure in Saudi Arabia allowed me to lead and train a multicultural team comprising Filipino, Sri Lankan, Indian, and Arab members, fostering a respectful and inclusive environment that bridged cultural and religious differences.

In my current role, I manage social media platforms on Facebook and YouTube, develop comprehensive communication policies, and craft effective advertising campaigns for academic years. My blog, https://qaisaryousafzai.blogspot.com, serves as a platform for my written communication policies, public relations strategies, and a news feed featuring national and international updates via RSS.

Possessing skills in audio-video editing and graphic design, I communicate efficiently with internal and external stakeholders. I am adept at liaising with government agencies and have successfully written various communication and public relations strategies. Additionally, I have completed my first novel, "The Echoes of The Mountains," which is currently under publishing as an eBook and soon to be published by the National Book Foundation.
Languages
Arabic English Pashto
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+11

Kashif Rehman

Islamabad, Pakistan
I am multimedia journalist and have fair experience of work in print and television journalism. Throughout my career I remain committed to my profession and worked beyond the call of duty.
Languages
English Urdu
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+7

Mohammad Ibrahim Momand

Kabul, Afghanistan
Mohammad Ibrahim Momand is a journalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
I am currently working as a Freelancer with VOA.
worked with Shamshad TV between 2005 and 2009
Worked with Salam Watandar Radio from 2009 till december 2019
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Pashto
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Sports
+5

Nadeem Nadeem

Quetta, Pakistan
I am Nadeem Khan Balochistan based Multimedia Journalist and feature writer. Covering climate change, conflict, gender, education, health, politics and religious minorities. I am having good command on video editing and camera work, I can handle all types of cameras especially DSLR and including Read moredrone. So far I have worked for different local national and international media outlets, The Friday Times, Independent Urdu, DW Urdu and many more.
Languages
English Pashto Urdu
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
Skills
Investigative Reporting Cultural Climate Change

Ehtisham Ahmad Shami

Gujranwala, Pakistan
Ehtisham Ahmad Shami is a journalist based in Gujranwala, Pakistan.
My name is Ehtsham Shami and I belong to Gujranwala, central city of Punjab province, Pakistan. I have more than thirty years of journalistic experience and I have worked in print media, electronic media, digital media and radio Read morejournalism, in different areas of Central Punjab. Breaking stories on important issues are to my credit.
Languages
English Hindi Punjabi
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Current Affairs Natural Disasters Sports
+7

Amar Guriro

Karachi, Pakistan
Amar Guriro is an environment, climate journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. He is currently working with The Independent UK's Urdu service - Independent Urdu. Though, he has expertise reporting on climate change, environment, pollution, disasters, floods, sea- level rise and other climate related Read moreissue, but he can also work on any breaking news too. His journalism work can be seen on his personal website:  Portfolio: https://amarguriro.com/
Languages
English Hindi Sindhi
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+10
Skills
Breaking News

Omair Isarr

Karachi, Pakistan
A highly skilled and accomplished video post-production professional and a team leader having 22+ year of experience in the industry.
I have gone through the entire life cycle of Film & Media post Production, Commercial post Production, on location Production Management & Execution of all Post Read moreproduction aspects of projects. I am developing and implementing post production strategy, managing creative & technical aspect of high-visibility, high-value projects and facilitating collaborations with stakeholders.
Languages
Urdu
Services
Fixing
Skills
Film & Theatre

Fatima Khalid

Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Knowledgeable wordsmith and a technology enthusiast with a unique ability to combine technical know-how and effective written communication techniques. Reliable and dedicated professional writer with more than 5 years of experience in the field of product analysis, project management, customer Read moresuccess relationship and sales. Distinguished and proven track record of expertise with technical product reviews, training manuals, high-quality software documentation, templates and user guides/manuals to clearly and efficiently explain highly complex systems and processes. Excellent ability with editing and adjusting content based on client feedback. My goal is to use my digital expertise and harness my creativity in a manner that instills growth in both the organization and myself.
Languages
English Urdu
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+1
Skills
Business Arts & Books Entertainment & Celebrity
+6
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