Nationality : Pakistan
Born : 1978
Position : Member of Oxford Climate Journalism Network, Reuters Institute, Fellow of National Press Foundation Washington for Bio-energy and claimable change fellowship, and Fellow of Science Journalism Forum and Falling Walls Foundation
Field of study : Science Journalism, Science communication, Environmental and science education, Ecology, Climate change, Energy resources
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Saadeqa Khanis a meticulous, energetic, and dynamic science journalist based in Pakistan. She is the founder and Chief Editor of Scientia Pakistan magazine and serves as a science correspondent for Deutsche Welle Urdu Service. Previously, she has worked with Dawn media group Pakistan, BBC Urdu service, Climate Tracker organization, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Being Patient, etc.
Saadeqa is a member of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (second cohort) and received the Berlin Science Week Journalism grant in 2020. She was selected among six global finalists for the academic category of the British Every Woman in Technology awards 2021. She is also a fellow of the National Press Foundation Washington, Science journalism forum 2021/2022, and Falling Walls Foundation 2020.
Saadeqa received several prestigious journalism awards in Pakistan, including awareness journalism 2020/2021 and ICRC's humanitarian reporting award 2021. She covers diverse fields of science, but her primary focus is on the environment, climate change, energy resources, healthcare, and data science. She led a couple of research projects with her team at Scientia Pakistan in collaboration with prominent universities in Pakistan.