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Me, at London BBC studios getting ready to speak Bengali



A chronological timeline of all the press, events, awards and speaker opportunities I have been lucky enough to have been involved in.  As well as the films I've made and the interviews I have given.

I speak on travel, LDCs (aka 'Third World'), my love for Bangladesh as a British woman, inspiration, my late father and other British Asian issues affecting women.

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MEDIA, SPEAKER, PRESS & AWARDS TO DATE


Sisterhood, magazine on Muslim's women's voices by Deeyah Khan 

"From zero to hero with a cause" 

Read here.



PRESS ARTICLE - OPINION PIECE - THE INDEPENDENT, BRITISH NEWSPAPER, 
24 April 2016

"Forced marriage happens in the UK because Police are scared of being labelled racist"

Read here.


SPEAKER 3 May 2015, England, UK. 
Westminster Kingsway CollegeAddressed business students aged 16+



SPEAKER January 2015, England, UK. 
Townley Grammar School, England, Founders For Schools. 
Addressed Business Studies Students aged 16+



MUSLIM MEDIA WATCH - February 2016
Interviewed for profile piece by writer Shereen Malherbe. Read here.  


LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS SOCIOLOGY BLOG - January 2016
"How Death Turned My Eyes, Hands And Hearts Towards 'Third World'. Article written by me.  Read here.


ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH MUSLIM AWARDS - January 2016 
Winner's speech below. 





GLOBAL RADIO, BBC WORLD SERVICE - Dec 28 2015. 
How Can Islam Improve Its Image?




Listen here.  As I join a panel of fellow Muslims on BBC World Service's 'World Have Your Say Programme' presented by Chloe Tilley to discuss the reputation of Islam.  This follows comments from Iranian President Rouhani that Muslims around the world need to improve the image of Islam. 

PRESS ARTICLE - OPINION PIECE - THE INDEPENDENT, BRITISH NEWSPAPER, 23 December 2015

"Men, please stop mansplaining the hijab to Muslim women." 

Read the article here.


PRESS ARTICLE - OPINION PIECE - THE INDEPENDENT, BRITISH NEWSPAPER, 11 December 2015

"It wasn't just the police who failed me when I became a victim of honour abuse"

Read the article here.


NATIONAL RADIO INTERVIEW - TALK TO ME RADIO (EP 292) - British radio - Dec 4, 2015

Commenting on right wing Tommy Robinsons plans to set up Pegida and halt Muslim refugees to Europe. 

Listen here



NATIONAL BBC RADIO 5, 2 December 2015

Member of panel discussing Syria airstrikes.  

Listen here


NATIONAL RADIO INTERVIEW - TALK TO ME RADIO (EP 268) - British radio - Nov 24, 2015

Titled "Muhammad world's first feminist fighting sexism in Islam'.

Listen here.


PRESS ARTICLE CORRIERE Italian national newspaper - 15 Nov 2015

Read the article here (In Italian)


PRESS ARTICLE - OPINION PIECE - THE INDEPENDENT, BRITISH NEWSPAPER

"Sadiq Khan wants Muslims like me to fight against extremism – but it is dangerous for women to speak out"

Read the article here

GLOBAL TV May 2015 Bangla TV





LIVE TV INTERVIEW 5, NTV - March 2015, London

1 of 3 videos here

2 of 3 video here

3 of 3 videos here


Studio interview broadcast for Talking Points, one hour slot where presenter Neaz Ahmad of NTV, gets to grips with global leading change-makers.  Neaz spent a lot of time asking me about my AMC Petition, work on Lovedesh & Amcariza Foundation.  NTV is a Bangladeshi TV channel streaming to Europe and Bangladesh that has 3 million viewers. 

January 2016
'Entrepreneur Of the Year' - Nominated as a finalist in fourth, annual British Muslim Awards. Winner to be announced January 28, 2016. 

AWARD BBPI January 2015
Named "Champion' in the 100 British Bangladesh Power & Inspiration List (second year)

SPEAKER January 2015, London, UK. 
Private event organised by economist and International Development Consultant Benny Dembitzer. His organisation won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 when he used to be its European Director at the International Physicians For The Prevention Of Nuclear War. 

SPEAKER January 2015, England, UK. 
Kemnal Technology College, Founders For Schools. 
Addressed 100+ 13 year old male pupils.  

SPEAKER January 2015, London 
'Tourism, For Better Or For Worst' talk hosted by Nobel Peace Winner Benny Demblitzer 

TRADE PRESS 3 DECEMBER 2014
Travel Trade Gazette by Chloe Cann - Lovedesh Founder: 'Bootstrapping makes you creative and focused.'

NATIONAL PRESS Autumn 2014, London
Bihanga Magazine (in-flight magazine of airline Bangladesh Biman) 

SPEAKER Nov 2014, London 
Hubdot event, a connection platform for career women


SPEAKER Nov 2014, London
Tomorrow's Travel Leader's Today conference hosted by TTG (leading British trade travel title) , London for emerging talent within British travel sector. 






NATIONAL PRESS July 2014
The Guardian article on its review of accompanying me to Bangladesh. 'How Tourism Is Taking Off In Bangladesh'





LOCAL PRESS
Oxford Times review on my speech and Lovedesh 

GLOBAL LIVE RADIO 2014
Deatche Welle Global Link radio interview 

NATIONAL LIVE RADIO May 2014 
BBC Asian Network radio interview with Nadia Alia (am speaking in Bengali)





NATIONAL PRESS April 2014 
Dhaka tribune magazine interview


NATIONAL PRESS April2014  
Named 'Expert For Unusual Destinations'
Conde Naste Traveller Interview 





NATIONAL AWARD Jan 2014 
British Bangladesh 2014 Power & Inspiration list:  
http://bbpower-inspiration.com/activist-2014/


NATIONAL LIVE RADIO January 2014
BBC Asian Network radio interview on the Nihal Show


NATIONAL PRESS
London Evening Standard


NATIONAL PRESS January 2014
Cited in The Guardian 



NATIONAL AWARD Nov 2013
Winner of the Fringe World Travel Market Award Nov 2013

NATIONAL PRESS Nov 2013
Chaat Magazine magazine interview 


May 2013
The Spice Scribe - review of the Lovedesh Artisan Wood Fired Curry 


ONLINE 2013
Family Friendly Connect Interview 


May 2013 
Food Blogger Connect interview





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