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Sonya Fatah covers religion and Indo-Pak affairs for GlobalPost from New Delhi. Since 2005, Fatah has been covering India, Pakistan and at times, Afghanistan, for Canada’s two most widely read national dailies, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Her writing has spanned a wide range of topics, including the Pakistan earthquake and its aftermath, Indian businesses’ aggressive buying streak, kidney transplant predator scams across India, the success of unregulated stem cell treatments in India, the rise of the Taliban in Pakistan, the disabled as outcasts in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s first cross-dressing TV host. Her stories have also appeared in Fortune Magazine, the Walrus, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications.
Previously, Fatah worked as a reporter in South Africa for a national newspaper, Business Day, and in Pakistan for the English daily, The News. She obtained Master's degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Fatah has a Bachelors degree from Oberlin College where she studied English Literature and Russian. She has also lived and worked in Russia and China.