Syed Nazakat, India, is the Special Correspondent at the weekly magazine The Week.
As a broadcast, print and online journalist, Nazakat has reported from 17 countries. He covered the war in Afghanistan, political unrest in Nepal, developmental issues in Laos and Cambodia and the conflict in India's Kashmir region. He was the first Indian journalist to report from an Al-Qaeda rehabilitation camp in Saudi Arabia. Over the past decade, Nazakat has produced stories that revealed India’s secret torture chambers, the country’s rendition program in Nepal, suicides in the Indian military, arms smuggling in Bangladesh and women trafficking from Afghanistan. His areas of specialization include military and security, money laundering, terrorism and human rights.
Nazakat has been the recipient of several prestigious journalism awards including India's prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award, the Karmaveer Puraskaar national award and Christiane Amanpour Award for Religion Journalism in 2013. He was also the finalist for the 2010 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting.
Nazakat is a fellow at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center of Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and the guest faculty for the Convergent Journalism program at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre – Delhi.
Read a Q&A with Nazakat in ICIJ's Secrets of the Masters series.