Jehangir Khattak joined the Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in May 2011. In addition to helping manage the center’s outreach to New York City’s community media, he oversees journalism training, fellowships, and Newsmakers series Q&As.
He began his journalism career in 1986 in Pakistan working for a variety of English daily newspapers before becoming news editor of The Frontier Post. During the 1990s, he covered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the subsequent civil war, the rise of the Taliban, and upheavals in Pakistan.
He remained president of the largest press club in northwestern Pakistan and worked for international organizations such as Reporters Sans Frontiers. He was also the communications director for the New York Community Media Alliance.
Jehangir’s association with New York’s community media started in the late 1990s when he worked for different Pakistani community publications in Urdu and English. He regularly appears on Pakistani, American, and British radio and TV channels as an analyst.
He has a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.