Showkat Shafi

Showkat Shafi

Showkat Shafi is a digital journalist specialising in photojournalism  for Al Jazeera. He has worked extensively in the Indian subcontinent and has also covered the refugee crisis in Europe. His stories mostly focus on human rights, culture and religion.

Human Rights

'India playing with fire': Pakistan-administered Kashmir leader

Masood Khan discusses the Pulwama suicide attack, the need for peace and possible solutions to Kashmir conflict.

'India playing with fire': Pakistan-administered Kashmir leader

Qatar

With love and petals, Qatar welcomes its triumphant footballers

The national team's return was marked by wild celebrations in the capital, Doha, for the second night running.

With love and petals, Qatar welcomes its triumphant footballers

Native Americans

Inside the sewing rooms of Alaska's kuspuk designers

In Alaska, generations of women are sewing hooded garments to celebrate their culture and to connect with loved ones.

Inside the sewing rooms of Alaska's kuspuk designers

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Human Rights

What I saw in Jerusalem

On his first visit to Jerusalem, Al Jazeera's Showkat Shafi saw how daily life is completely segregated for Israelis and Palestinians.

What I saw in Jerusalem

Rohingya

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Portraits of the world's most persecuted minority.

100 faces of Rohingya refugees

Qatar

Qatar National Day 'meaningful and symbolic' amid siege

Thousands of locals and expats gather to watch special events, including aerial displays and a military parade.

Qatar National Day 'meaningful and symbolic' amid siege

Rohingya

In the footsteps of a Rohingya refugee - In 360 degrees

Follow the Rohingya on their arduous escape from massacres at the hands of Myanmar's army to refugee camps in Bangladesh

In the footsteps of a Rohingya refugee - In 360 degrees

Rohingya

Rohingya mothers and babies: Hungry and traumatised

Mothers recount giving birth as they fled, their children crying in hunger and their fears over long-term trauma.

Rohingya mothers and babies: Hungry and traumatised

Rohingya

Rohingya refugees search for shelter in Bangladesh

As hundreds of thousands of refugees have entered Cox's Bazar, the challenge of sheltering them has intensified.

Rohingya refugees search for shelter in Bangladesh

Rohingya

Inside the hospital treating Rohingya refugees

In a Bangladeshi hospital, Rohingya are treated for wounds sustained when the Myanmar army burned down their homes.

Inside the hospital treating Rohingya refugees

Rohingya

They look at us with hope, but we can only document their despair

As a photojournalist capturing the suffering of the Rohingya, I wonder whether our pictures are doing anything to help them at all.

They look at us with hope, but we can only document their despair