Nazila Fathi

About Nazila Fathi

Nazila Fathi

Nazila Fathi, a 2011 Nieman Fellow, reported from Tehran for The New York Times until 2009, when she fled to Toronto and reported on Iran from there. She was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School in 2012.

Evin Prison: A Destination for ‘Troublesome’ Journalists In Iran

By Opinion September 27, 2011

Nicola Bruno’s provocative piece about machines replacing journalists is among the essays featured in this section of Nieman Reports. Other writers take us inside Tehran’s Evin prison, where Iran held Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari for nearly four months after he covered the 2009 election protests, and to Afghanistan, where women reporters write about frontline experiences. In Indonesia, the topic shifts to media coverage of sectarian violence, while a professor in the U.S. ponders the possibility of consensus-building journalism. Reporting on the financial crisis raises for one journalist the question of whether it should be covered as a crime story. Read more