Christina Paschyn


Public bio

Christina M. Paschyn is an international multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Doha, Qatar. A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars is her first feature-length documentary film. It premiered at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in November and was accepted into Docs for Sale at IDFA.

Christina holds bachelor and master's degrees in journalism and a master's in Middle East Studies. She has reported for major news organizations across the globe, including the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, TIME.com in London, E News in Johannesburg and KVRR-TV as the station’s congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C. She delivered live shots and interviews about the rocket strikes on Be’er Sheva, Israel, during the 2009 Gaza War for multiple news outlets, including WEWS News Channel 5 in Cleveland. Her work has appeared on CNN, Euronews, the Christian Science Monitor, Women’s eNews, Chime for Change, Al-Fanar Media and in THINK. Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar (Arabia), Cosmopolitan magazine (Middle East edition) and the Chicago Journal, among other publications.