Niha Masih


Breaking news reporter focusing on U.S. and global events

Education: Delhi University, BA in English; Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, MA in Journalism

Niha Masih is a reporter at The Washington Post's Seoul hub, where she covers breaking news in the United States and across the world. Previously, she was The Post's India correspondent where she covered the rise of majoritarian nationalism, conflict in Kashmir, the Covid crisis and digital surveillance of citizens. In 2022, she covered the political crisis in Sri Lanka as protesters toppled the president. She was the joint recipient of South Asian Journalism Association's 2022 Daniel Pearl Award for a series of reports into the surveillance and hacking of Indian activists jailed for terrorism
Latest from Niha Masih

Ukraine live briefing: War fuels record defense spending in Europe

In February, officials in Kyiv were making plans to attack Moscow — an effort Washington worked to head off, according to leaked documents.

April 24, 2023

    What’s behind the fighting in Sudan, and what is at stake?

    Sudan's military is battling the RSF, a paramilitary group — a conflict that has unleashed countrywide violence. The United States has evacuated embassy staff.

    April 24, 2023

    Ali Sethi is at Coachella, and everywhere else. And he’s not done yet.

    He's queer. He's Pakistani. He's performing at Coachella and in your Spotify mix. And like his hit song, "Pasoori," Sethi is more than the sum of his influences.

    April 22, 2023

    What to know about misoprostol, the second drug in medication abortions

    Misoprostol, marketed as Cytotec, is normally used in conjunction with the abortion pill mifepristone but can be used alone.

    April 21, 2023

    Ukraine live briefing: China says it won’t send weapons to Russia; suspected U.S. leaker charged

    A 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard member is suspected of posting the documents, which included U.S. assessments of Russia and Ukraine's militaries.

    April 14, 2023

    Ukraine live briefing: One person arrested in document leak case; two Americans killed in Ukraine

    A stalemate in Ukraine — with neither Kyiv nor Moscow inclined to negotiate — is the most likely scenario, according to the leaked intelligence documents.

    April 13, 2023

    Massive volcano eruption in Russia’s east leaves landscape covered in ash

    Shiveluch is one of the biggest volcanoes on the sparsely populated Kamchatka peninsula. The eruption blew a plume of ash as high as 65,000 feet.

    April 12, 2023

    Ukraine live briefing: U.S. hunts for source of intelligence leak; State Dept. says U.S. journalist ‘wrongfully detained’

    Leaked U.S. documents offer a stark assessment of Ukraine's plans for a spring offensive, and shed light on a possible plan by Egypt to ship rockets to Russia.

    April 10, 2023

    Thousands of Rutgers University faculty workers go on strike over contract

    Academic workers at Rutgers University, including faculty and postdoctoral associates, went on strike Monday, with their unions calling it a first in the school’s nearly 257-year history.

    April 10, 2023

    Live updates: Violence flares in Israel amid tension along Lebanon border

    One person was killed and five others injured in what Israeli authorities described as a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv on Friday evening.

    April 7, 2023