Maija Liuhto is an independent multimedia journalist and magazine writer based in Islamabad, Pakistan. She regularly reports for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) and Channel News Asia (CNA) from Pakistan. 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.
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. Currently, she is also working on a book about her time in Afghanistan.