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: France to train and equip several Ukrainian battalions with armored vehicles and light tanks

Germany’s latest military package is likely to include Leopard tanks, other armored vehicles and reconnaissance drones, a top Ukrainian official said.

May 14, 2023

Cyclone Mocha makes landfall in Myanmar; region braces for devastation

The cyclone hit near the border with Bangladesh, close to the world’s largest refugee camp. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated.

May 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Battle for Bakhmut intensifies; U.S. authorizes transfer of forfeited Russian assets to Ukraine

Ukraine needs more time before launching its long-anticipated spring counteroffensive against Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

May 11, 2023

Italy calls crisis meeting as pasta prices jump almost 20 percent

As Italy’s government meets to discuss the cause of the pasta price jump, one social media user said, “I can gnocchi believe the prices, I’d re-fusilli to pay.”

May 11, 2023

3 militant leaders, 12 others reported killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

Israel said the commanders were responsible for recent terrorist attacks. The Palestinian Health Ministry said women and children were among the dead.

May 9, 2023

    Which shows has the writers’ strike halted? ‘Stranger Things,’ SNL and more.

    The striking members of the Writers Guild of America are demanding an increase in minimum wages. The last such strike in 2007 lasted 100 days.

    May 9, 2023

    Investigators examine Texas gunman’s white-supremacist views after 8 killed

    Authorities seeking to determine a motive have focused on the gunman’s apparent fascination with white supremacy as well as a patch with extremist initials on his clothing.

    May 7, 2023

    8 victims and gunman dead in Texas mall shooting, authorities say

    At least seven people were also injured as of Saturday night, after a shooter opened fire at Allen Premium Outlets in Texas.

    May 6, 2023

    Ukraine live briefing: U.S. denies Kremlin accusation of involvement in drone incident; Ukrainian drone shot down over Kyiv

    Ukraine shot down its own drone over Kyiv on Thursday evening, according to the Ukrainian air force.

    May 4, 2023

    Man accused of fatally shooting 5 neighbors captured after days-long manhunt

    Authorities said the suspect, identified as Francisco Oropesa, killed his neighbors Friday after they asked him to stop shooting near their yard, then fled.

    May 2, 2023