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Nabiha Syed


Nabiha Syed has been described as "one of the best emerging free speech lawyers" by Forbes magazine. She is currently the Assistant General Counsel at BuzzFeed in New York, NY. Prior to BuzzFeed, Nabiha helped launch the emerging technology practice at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, a leading First Amendment law firm, and was named the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times. She has worked on legal access issues at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; advocated for women's rights in Pakistan; counseled on the publication of hacked and leaked materials; and advised documentary filmmakers through the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. She is the co-­founder of Drone U and the Media Freedom and Information Access legal clinic at Yale Law School. Nabiha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Yale Law School, and Oxford University, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar. She serves as a non­resident fellow at both Stanford Law School and Yale Law School.

Azmat Khan

Azmat Khan is an award-winning investigative journalist. Her reporting for the PBS series FRONTLINE, AJAM, and BuzzFeed Investigations has been awarded the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting; the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia; a Livingston Award finalist in International Reporting; the Online News Association award for “General Excellence in Online Journalism” (small); the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism; and an Emmy nomination in New Approaches to Documentary Film. Khan is a Future of War Fellow at New America, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and chair of the Overseas Press Club's Freedom of Press Committee. She received an MSt. from Oxford University, which she attended as a Clarendon Scholar, a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and studied at the American University in Cairo.