Born in Leicester, England on March 1997. Raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Graduated from De Montfort University in 2020.
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My favourite process of working is through heavy research from reading books to watching documentaries. It's all about learning, learning, and more learning.
Having the most authentic voice and reporting what's right and not what is considered best.
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Meghan Markle and media misogynoir: How the UK media perpetuates colonial narratives
But the British mainstream media was ‘oddly’ shocked by such thunderous reactions from black and brown minorities, with many such outlets claiming the Black Lives Matter movement was now having its “#MeToo moment”.
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The Secret Life of a Muslim in Lockdown: Living With My Chinese Family
How one person’s account of secretly practicing Islam in a Chinese household during lockdown illustrates some of the struggles of Muslim reverts.
This is the case for 21-year-old university student Adam*, who has requested to remain anonymous.
He has kept a yearlong secret from his family and relatives, which has proven to be challenging to hide since the COVID-19 lockdown began on March 23rd 2020 in the UK.
• What are the controversies in dating in Muslim communities and why is it taboo?
S: Dating in the Muslim community is so controversial, especially since free-mixing itself is sinful in our religion. However, I see it now it is
Investigative Journalism MA film- Colourblind: Charity for Sale (JOUR5100)
87% of BAME-led charities and volunteer centres are found to have insufficient reserves that can only last any more than three months. BAME organisations and volunteer centres are now at higher risk of closure as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, according to The Ubele Initiative.
Assiah Hamed investigates how a lack of long-term sustainable funding has disproportionately impacted BAME-led charities in the sector that will cease to function amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Small local BAME charities are likely to permanently lose resources that will aid marginalised communities in the long run.
Many thanks to the contributors who featured in this film: Harjit Sandhu, Kirit Mistry, Fitzroy Fearon, Kadra Abdinasir, and Oliver Williams.
Thank you so much for watching and feedback would be extremely appreciated- I hope you enjoyed this final project for my MA!
Video: Market traders frozen out by online shopping this Christmas
Leicester Market stallholders have been left in the cold this Christmas as more shoppers choose to purchase goods online instead.
Traders have claimed that, as the years have passed, the number of buyers and vendors has decreased as the popularity in online shopping has increased.
The value of e-commerce in the UK would reach €200 billion by the end of 2019, which would be an increase of 14.6 per cent, accordin
Meet some of Leicester's most inspiring residents
Here in Leicester, countless influential black men and women are making exceptional contributions in art, music, politics, education and all other areas of life, breaking down walls and boundaries wherever they continue to exist.
Here are just some of the people making a difference in Leiceste