The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jehangir Khattak

  1. Co-Director, Center for Community and Ethnic Media

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Jehangir joined the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in May 2011. In addition to helping manage the news website Voices of NY, he oversees journalist trainings and planning for the Ippies awards.

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.

Jehangir’s association with the New York’s ethnic and 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 analyst.

He has a Master in Political Science from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.