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Sohail Sangi is a senior journalist and activist of the leftist movement in Pakistan, presently working with the daily newspaper Dawn. He is one of the visiting faculty of the Mass Communication Department at the University of Sindh.

Sohail was born in village Janjhi of Tharparkar district in 1953. He did his M.A in English from University of Sindh Jamshoro in seventies. He was activist of left wing students organisation Sindh National Students Federation during student life.

He joined journalism in mid seventies. He was one of the pioneers of Daily Sindh News which was published under the editorship of Sheikh Aziz in 1975 and later, also worked with Daily Ibrat, Daily Safeer, Daily Awami Awaz, and Daily Kawish.

Also worked with weekly Bedari and weekly Sachai with Ali Hassan. He was founder of Daily Awami Awaz the first computerised newspaper of Sindhi language and Weekly Arsee. Sangi wrote and translated half a dozen books on different topics.

His reputation is for pioneer of resistance journalism in Sindh. Sangi was arrested in July 1980 and he along with Jam Saqi, Prof Jamal Naqvi, Badar Abro, Kamal Warsi and Shabbir Shar was tried by Special Military court in 1982-83 for bringing socialist revolution in Pakistan. He was declared Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International in 1984. Later was released in 1985. After his release he joined Daily Aftab Hyderabad.

Apart from other contribution, he brought progressive activists in Sindhi media.

He had been freelance contributor of BBC Urdu.


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