A Woman Like Her: the Short Life of Qandeel Baloch
with Sanam Maher / chaired by Deb Whitmont
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Qandeel Baloch grew up in rural Pakistan in a conservative Muslim family, making her an unlikely social media star – her country’s first. In July 2016, the woman dubbed the Pakistani Kim Kardashian was murdered by her brother, another victim of a misnamed “Honour Killing”. Sanam Maher’s account of Qandeel’s short life transcends her tragic death to become an illuminating and important investigation into Pakistan’s class, gender and sexual mores, and the impact of social media on a country struggling with its contemporary identity.
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Sanam Maher is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. For more than a decade, she has covered stories on Pakistan's art and culture, business, politics, religious minorities and women. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Caravan, Roads and Kingdoms and Buzzfeed. A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch is her first book.
Deb Whitmont is an award winning journalist, author and former Middle East correspondent for the ABC. She is a two–time Walkley Award winner for her work with ABCs Four Corners and is a three-time winner of the Human Rights Commission award for TV.