Jawad Sukhanyar


Reporter,  The New York Times (Kabul, Afghanistan)

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Jawad Sukhanyar is a reporter for The New York Times in Afghanistan. He joined the Times in 2011 and is now the longest serving reporter in the paper’s Kabul bureau. Sukhanyar covers human rights and women’s issues and also covered the 2014 disputed Afghan presidential election. He worked as a researcher on a book about a couple who escaped an Afghan honor killing for the author Rod Nordland. Until 2011, he was a freelance reporter and researcher for various foreign news organizations. He also served as interpreter and researcher on a biography of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai for the author Bette Dam. In August 2015, Sukhanyar was a Senior Journalists Seminar fellow at the University of Hawaii. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Goa University, and a master’s degree in political science from Indira Gandhi National Open University, both in India.