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Shaista Aziz is a former BBC News and Aljazeera and CNN journalist and has worked as a communications specialist for a number of international organisations including Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Oxfam. Shaista has worked extensively across the Middle East, Pakistan, East and West Africa.

Shaista’s writing and journalism has been published in a number of international publications including The Guardian, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post and New York Times and others.

Shaista contributed to the 2017 anthology, The Things I would Tell You, British Muslim Women Write and she is currently writing her own tome, to be published by NorthWest University Press.

She is an award-winning stand up comedian and broadcaster, regularly contributing to national radio and TV panel discussions, including reviewing the newspapers for BBC Radio.

In 2016 she presented a BBC TV documentary examining what it means to me young, French and Muslim following the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Shaista is the founder of the anti-racism, anti-bigotry digital platform, The Everyday Bigotry Project and is co-founder of the Women’s Advancement Hub, WAH, Pakistan.

Shaista is an experienced international speaker.



New York Times Comment Piece 2017