D o r o t h y P a r v a z is the Global Politics Reporter at ThinkProgress, based in Washington, DC. She previously worked as a senior producer at Al Jazeera based out of New York and Doha, focusing on human rights and conflict. She was previously the digital special projects editor for the network, where she crafted spotlight coverage on key stories and reported on political issues and democracy in several countries, including Egypt, Libya and Afghanistan.
In the course of reporting on the uprisings in the Middle East, she was disappeared in Syria and was among the first to report on the secret prisons and torture centers there. She was transferred to Iran's Evin prison where she spent over two weeks being interrogated before being released.
Parvaz has also reported investigative pieces on constitutional issues in the US as well as the nuclear meltdown following Japan's 2011 earthquake.
A w a r d s + H o n o r s Snedden Lecturer, Feb. 2017 | McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage, Oct. 2013 | Practitioner Resident, the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, March 2013 | Breaking News, for coverage of Egypt uprising, Large Site Online News Association, Sept. 2011 | National Press Club's John Aubuchon Press Freedom Foreign Correspondents Award In recognition of courageous reporting, Aug. 2011 | SPJ’s Susan Hutchison Bosch Award for Perseverance and Quiet Courage, May 2011 | Wolfson Press Fellow, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., June 2010 | Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 2009 | Hearst Newspapers Award for Metro Reporting, March 2006.