Sajjad Haider

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Sajjad Haider Ansari
Native name سجاد حيدرانصارى
Born (1966-10-21) October 21, 1966 (age 50)
Alma mater Tehran University Birmingham University
Notable credit(s) Gave Kashmir a local morning daily Newspaper in English Kashmir Observer when the news savvy population was dependent on the newspapers coming from New Delhi in the evenings. Awarded prestigious Chevening Fellowship by UK in 2006.
Title Editor-in-Chief Trans Asia News Service
Children 2

Sajjad Haider Ansari سجاد حيدرانصارى (born in October 1966) is a media personality of Indian administered Kashmir who has been in the field of journalism for more than two decades.[1] He is also publisher and editor-in-chief of the Kashmir Observer, a daily newspaper being published from Srinagar since 1996.

Early life[edit]

Born in Srinagar on October 21, 1966, Haider studied engineering in Chennai, and subsequently studied journalism at Tehran University.

During the 1990 Gulf War, he covered the conflict for various media outlets including the Tehran Times. He subsequently took up an assignment for National Iranian Radio and Television in New Delhi and moved back to Kashmir in 1994. He contributed to various international media organizations including BBC online, Deutsche Welle and IRIB from Kashmir.

Two years later, he co-founded the daily Kashmir Observer of which he became the chief editor. As an expert on South Asian and Middle Eastern affairs, he has been invited to scores of global events including the ones organized by the Arab Thought Foundation in Dubai and the World Editors Forum in Gothenburg. His views have been aired internationally by Al-Jazeera, the BBC, CBC, the Voice of America and published extensively in international journals [2].

He rejoined IRNA as head of the Jammu & Kashmir bureau in 2003. In 2006, Mr. Haider was awarded the prestigious Chevening Fellowship by Great Britain. He studied at the Centre for Security & Diplomacy, Birmingham University and undertook extensive study tour of various European institutions including NATO and EU Commissions in Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland.

In 2014 Sajjad Haider joined Trans Asia News Service as editor-in-chief. Trans Asia News is the first news service from India that provides news and analysis from an Asian perspective to the world. Coverage area spans from Pacific to Mediterranean. However special interest areas remain South, East and Central Asia besides Middle East.



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