Mr. Zahid Rafiq
 
Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellow for Leadership
Development
Field of Specialization: Communication Studies (Magazine Journalism)
Name: Mr. Zahid Rafiq
Official Address and Designation: Kashmir Correspondent
Tehelka Magazine  
M-76, Second Floor
M-Block Market
Greater Kailash Part 2
New Delhi 110 048
Telephone (O): 91-9797068871      
E-mail: zahidkais@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Two Years
Study Objectives:
I have been a reporter for over four years covering crime in Delhi and conflicts in Kashmir. During the first year as a reporter, I realized that I wanted to write longer pieces that combine thorough reportage and good writing. The Master's program in U.S. will help me to focus on improving my understanding of journalism, writing and various aspects of reportage and also allow me to look at my life and world from a distance. My time in the U.S. will also give me an opportunity to learn in a multicultural environment. Magazine and long form reportage has started to flourish in this part of the world, and, on my return, I am sure I will be equipped to write on serious subjects and grow as a journalist and contribute to my society.  

Academic Background :
M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication University of Kashmir, Srinagar 2009
B.A. Political Science, History University of Kashmir, Srinagar 2007
Professional Background :
Correspondent Tehelka, Srinagar 2010–till date
Reporter Indian Express, Delhi 2009–2010
Trainee Reporter Indian Express, Srinagar 2008–2009
Reporter Greater Kashmir, Srinagar 2003–2004
Mr. Zahid Rafiq
www.usief.org.in