Nabiha Syed

Nabiha Syed

Nabiha Syed is an activist, lawyer, and writer dedicated to global freedom of information issues. As a Marshall Scholar, she is currently pursuing a degree in the Program for Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University. Her work focuses on information transparency movements in the digital age. In the Fall, she will begin as the First Amendment Fellow at the New York Times. As a Yale Law School Information Society Project fellow, she co-founded the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Practicum, a clinical program litigating for newsgathering and access rights. Through MFIA, Nabiha launched the inaugural FOIA Bootcamp program for local journalists and students. At Yale, she also launched an immigration law clinic at the University of Jordan Law School in Amman through the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Visual Law Project. A first-generation Pakistani-American, Nabiha has pursued her interests in corruption, development, and transparency through the World Bank Office of Evaluation and Suspension, Oxfam America, and as an Amnesty International Patrick Stewart Scholar. Nabiha is the author of Replicating Dreams (Oxford University Press, 2008), a study of microfinance and marketing in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and she holds a B.A. in International Relations and Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University (2007) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (2010).