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From television documentaries, current affairs programs and video essays to feature articles, my work can be found on Al Jazeera, OkayAfrica, Refinery 29, New Lines Magazine, The New Arab, The Middle East Eye, The Voice Newspaper, the Huffington Post, Black Ballad, the Islam Channel and Gal-Dem.
I am currently an international news producer for TRT World in Istanbul, where I report on race, Black histories and cultures, the climate crisis, international relations, and Middle Eastern and Muslim communities. In the newsroom, I've broken major international and domestic stories including Turkiye's 2023 presidential election, Turkiye's 2023 devastating earthquakes, the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s conflict with Ukraine, the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Sudan's 2019 revolution and the death of singer Aretha Franklin.
My accolades include the 'Journalist of the Year' award at the 2023 UK African and African-Caribbean Muslim Awards and a 2020 FIPP & UPM Rising Stars in Media award for my video essays for TRT World's Newsfeed program, where I became the first Black British Muslim woman in hijab to report from the field in Turkiye.
I have made appearances on America's National Public Radio, participated in journalism workshops and lectured at the School of Oriental and African Studies, the Muslim Institute and the Bradford Literature Festival. My work has been cited by institutions of higher learning such as Rutgers University.
I have a Master's degree in Middle East politics and a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in history from the University of London.