Myra Imran is the Deputy Editor and Media Researcher at JournalismPakistan.com. She also works as a Staff Reporter for The News in Islamabad and is an award-winning journalist.
She was declared ‘Media Woman of the Year’ by the Excellence Award Foundation and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 2009. The following year, she was presented the ‘Benazir Women in Leadership Award’ by the Ministry of Human Rights.
Myra reports on human rights issues especially those related to women. In 2010, the Supreme Court ordered legislation on acid crime followingone of her stories on an acid burn victim who managed to take her case to the higher courts despite social odds.
Myra has done several interviews for her paper besides covering extensively the activities of civil society in Pakistan. She has also reported for Radio Pakistan and has been on several television talk shows.
In 2010 she directed a documentary on the post-earthquake situation in Balakot, one of the worst affected areas in the October 2005 earthquake.
She has participated in several panel discussions and has spoken as guest speaker on the role of media in national and regional conferences.
Myra is a US government’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) fellow and has attended hands-on training on social media in Denmark.
She is also the convener of Women Journalists Pakistan (WJP), a forum for women journalists in the print and electronic media.
A study conducted by JournalismPakistan.com and Communications Research Strategies on the economic situation of slain journalists' families and journalists displaced due to security threats.