Sonia Narang is a multimedia journalist who reports on women's rights, climate change & the environment, global health, and music & culture. She has produced and reported in-depth multimedia projects at PRI's The World, including award-winning series on women in Nepal
, the fight against cancer around the world
, and an innovative school in South Africa. She has also filmed musicians for The World’s Global Hit web videos.
Sonia has produced and reported stories across Asia & the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America for the BBC, NPR News, Washington Post's The Lily, The New York Times, Frontline/World, NBC, and Time.com.
A native Californian, Sonia has a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Before that, she cut her teeth reporting and photographing for a newspaper in Colorado.
The Catholic Church urges ‘natural family planning’ and says it has 98 percent effectiveness. A medical expert says it is closer to 80 percent — and that is in societies where a woman is able to say no to a partner's demands for sex.
Delivering in one of the world's most crowded maternity wards may be miserable, but the birth control these women can access afterward makes it worth it to them. Maybe, they say, they won't have to come back, or at least so soon.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. But that may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law.
During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.
Lifestyle & Belief
The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end this weekend. It's celebrated by Muslims all over the world, including in a community in Cape Town, South Africa. Reporter Sonia Narang went to visit a family there preparing for the Ramadan break-fast.
Lifestyle & Belief
In Nepal, a centuries old tradition of choosing a young girl as a goddess continues to this day. Nepali Hindus and Buddhists worship this girl, known as a Kumari. They believe she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess, Durga. There are a few different goddesses in the Kathmandu valley. The World's Sonia Narang spent time with one of them during a trip to Nepal.
Arts, Culture & Media
In Pakistan, trucks are decorated from top to bottom in elaborate, colorful designs, all made by hand. These ornate decorations can cost thousands of dollars, a major investment for truck drivers. But, many say they won't even drive a truck unless it's fully decorated, since this is a source of pride.
Conflict & Justice
Photographer Ami Vitale was surprised to learn that her photos of young women in Guinea-Bissau were the face of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Vitale shot the photos a few years ago and didn't even realize they'd become the icons of a movement until it went viral.
Health & Medicine
In Pakistan, family planning is often a family decision. If a woman wants to go on birth control, her mother-in-law may cast the deciding vote.