About Azra Rashid

Azra Rashid Azra Rashid is a freelance journalist and a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University, Montreal. After completing her HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College, Rashid began pursuing a career as a journalist and a filmmaker. Rashid worked as a lead story writer for Toronto magazine, Business Speak: Women in Business, Finance and Technology, and then freelanced for New York-based TV channel Democracy Now! To work on her documentary, Dishonour Defied, Rashid went back to Pakistan where she also worked as a Producer for a North American channel CNBC and then later assisted with the launch of Pakistan's first English-language news channel DawnNews, as a producer. After successfully completing her award-winning documentary Dishonour Defied, Rashid worked for Omni TV in Alberta as a producer/director for Omni News: South Asian Edition for over a year. Rashid completed her Masters degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in 2010. She is currently developing a documentary on forced marriages in Canada, with the working title Unveiling the Abuse.



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MIGS Conference: The Responsibility to Protect

November 4th, 2011 | by Azra Rashid

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its program the Responsibility to Protect on October 20 and 21. The conference featured some of the key players in the international arena, such as Dr. Frank Chalk, Kyle Matthews, and the former Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin among many others. Some called the MIGS conference "a conference of conscience," but in my opinion, the conference had a political agenda that lacked the human story and the reality of what leads to a genocide


Indie Painter Ray Nylund is Not a Quitter

October 27th, 2011 | by Azra Rashid

History is witness to the gross underestimation of brilliant artists. A century after Van Gogh's demise, Don McLean sings praises of Starry Starry night, a view from Van Gogh's asylum window. Not much has changed in the past century. What sets a mainstream artist apart from an indie artist is exposure and lets face it, we know little about the indie painters in our own backyard


Azra Rashid

April 9th, 2010 | by Azra Rashid

Azra Rashid is a freelance journalist and a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University, Montreal. After completing her HBA in Political [&hellip



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