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Farhad Mirza
Freelance journalist, Berlin

Farhad Mirza is a Pakistani-born freelance journalist and researcher, whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, New York magazine and Deutsche Welle, among others. He is based in Berlin.

Written by Farhad Mirza