Maija Liuhto is a multimedia journalist and author based in Islamabad, Pakistan. She currently reports for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) from Pakistan and Afghanistan. She has also written for a host of international publications such as the Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera English, Longreads and many others.
Liuhto’s first book, “Toimittajana Kabulissa”, was published in Finland by WSOY in August 2022.
Originally from Finland, Liuhto has a background in Social and Cultural Anthropology and South Asian Studies. She has spent several years working and traveling in South Asian countries. Before coming to Pakistan, she lived in Kabul for three years. She speaks fluent Urdu, intermediate Persian and is now learning Pashto.