Aasma Mojiz

Former Abrams Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

Aasma was a 2021-22 Abrams Journalism Fellow. Aasma Mojiz joined FRONTLINE after receiving her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in August 2021. Prior to grad school, she spent more than five years as a sub-editor and reporter at Dawn, Pakistan’s legacy English-language daily newspaper based in Islamabad. There, she covered topics including human and digital rights, with full-page stories on the legality of child marriages and drug testing among high school and college students. Mojiz graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the U.K.’s University of Nottingham in 2015.

Languages Spoken:

English, Urdu


New York City

The Opioid Crisis in 2021: Benchmark Legal Decisions & Deaths
It has been a landmark year for the opioid crisis, both in court decisions impacting former executives of Insys Therapeutics — investigated in the 2020 documentary 'Opioids, Inc.' with the Financial Times — and in the toll on human lives.
December 27, 2021
Post-Pandora Papers, a Big Week of Federal Activity Examines Hidden Wealth
Hidden wealth — as examined in the recent documentary 'Pandora Papers' — is under the federal microscope, with a House hearing, a draft rule and a new Biden administration plan all in one week. What could it mean for an industry that has brought millions in controversial assets to South Dakota and other U.S. states?
December 14, 2021
Catching Up With 2 of the Kids from ‘Poor Kids’
Nine years after the documentary’s premiere, we talked to Kaylie and Johnny about where they are today, what’s next and life during COVID.
December 7, 2021
Can Federal Legislation Rein in South Dakota Trusts?
The ENABLERS Act, introduced amid the Pandora Papers revelations, aims to check the U.S. financial-services industry. Does it go far enough?
November 29, 2021