Fareena Alam

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Fareena Alam
Born (1978-09-25) 25 September 1978 (age 35)
London, England
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Bengali
Occupation Editor, journalist
Employer Q News
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Abdul-Rehman Malik
(2001–present)
Website
http://twitter.com/fareenaalam/

Fareena Alam (born 25 September 1978) is an English journalist and editor of British Muslim magazine Q News.

Background and career[edit]

Alam was born in London, United Kingdom. She is an established journalist and possibly the youngest editor of a Muslim current affairs publication, Q News. She is a freelance contributor to British and international newspapers. Her recent work includes the cover story for Newsweek International (worldwide except Asia).[1]

Alam is of Bangladeshi Chittagonian parentage and she grew up in Singapore.[2] During this time she was elected as the vice-president and then president of the United Nations Students' Association, National University of Singapore, for which she organised a six month awareness campaign called ‘The Children of Bangladesh.’ The campaign highlighted the plight of the street children and she then took the campaign a stage further by leading a student delegation of twenty to carry out relief work in Bangladesh for three weeks in 1998.

Alam is also involved in the Radical Middle Way Project[3] which is a revolutionary grassroots initiative aimed at articulating a relevant mainstream understanding of Islam that is dynamic, proactive and relevant to young British Muslims.

Awards[edit]

In 2005, Alam was named Media Professional of the Year by Islamic Relief. In 2006, she was named Media Professional of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond the Veil". Newsweek International. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "WISE". Asma Society. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Radical Middle Way Project (RMW)". Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Senior Asian policewoman honoured". BBC News. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2007. 

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