Beena Sarwar is a journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker and artist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She started out as assistant editor for The Star Weekend, joined The Frontier Post as Features Editor, was Editor of weekly The News on Sunday, a weekly paper that she launched in Pakistan for The News International and has worked as an OpEd Editor for The News International. She has a Masters in Television Documentary (Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2001) and was a news and features producer at Geo TV before going to Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow (2005-06) and a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2006-07).
Beena freelances for various publications in Pakistan and abroad, including InterPress Service, and is on the editorial board for monthly Himal Southasian, Kathmandu. Her volunteer work and activism includes involvement with the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the War Against Rape and the Women’s Action Forum as well as the Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy.