Waqas Naeem is a Pakistani journalist and media development professional. He currently works as a program manager at the Islamabad-based advocacy and research non-profit Media Matters for Democracy. He is leading a data and investigative journalism initiative at Media Matters for Democracy, which aims to produce public interest journalism content mainly using Right to Information laws as an newsgathering tool. The initiative is primarily an attempt to create a demand for data journalism among news consumers and inspire mainstream journalists to incorporate data elements into their stories. Waqas has previously worked as a news reporter for The Express Tribune and taught journalism at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST).