Nusrat Ara is based in Indian-administered Kashmir. A postgraduate in mass communication and journalism from the University of Kashmir in Srinagar, Nusrat is a senior journalist for Global Press Institute. Besides GPI, her work has appeared in Women News Network, World Pulse, The Women’s International Perspective, Womens eNews, Thomson Reuters Foundation TrustLaw, Silent Heroes Invisible Bridges, and various national dailies of India, as well as local dailies of Kahmir. She has also worked on stories for Radio Free Europe through Women’s International News Gathering Service, Canada.
She has been awarded the Sanjay Ghose Media Fellowship 2008-09 for women journalists in Jammu and Kashmir. She was selected for the Voices of Our Future Correspondents 2009 program of World Pulse and is now a media correspondent of World Pulse. She was awarded the UNFPA Laadli Media Award 2009-10 for gender-sensitive reporting.
She is interested in covering issues that have gone unreported or have received less coverage in the media. She was inspired to become a journalist from her love of writing and a desire to give voice to people and various issues that plague the world. She also wants to travel a lot and write about what she sees.
Nusrat joined Global Press Institute in 2009 after successfully completing the Voices of Our Future, a joint program of World Pulse, Global Press Institute, The Empowerment Institute and The Op-Ed Project.