Natasha Fatah

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Natasha Fatah (Urdu: نتاشا فتح ) is a Canadian journalist, based in Toronto, Ontario.

In the summer of 2010, Fatah hosted the new CBC Radio One summer program Promised Land, a series which presents stories of harrowing, exciting and often-dangerous escapes to Canada, as told by the immigrants and refugees who lived through them.[1]

She is currently a producer at CBC Radio One's national current affairs radio show As It Happens,[2] Toronto beat reporter for their Ontario regional weekend morning show Fresh Air, and author of the column "Minority Report" in's Viewpoint section.

Fatah was born[when?] in Karachi, Pakistan and spent most of her childhood in Saudi Arabia between Riyadh and Jeddah; she has also lived in Amsterdam, Montreal and Mexico City. Fatah earned a degree in political science at the University of Toronto,[2] and then earned another degree in journalism at Toronto's Ryerson University.[2]

Before her assignments in Toronto, she was a television and radio reporter for CBC Windsor,[2] filing for CBE radio and CBET-TV. In 1996, she was host of News from the Muslim World on Vision TV.

From 1999 to 2000, Fatah was co-chair of the Ontario New Democratic Youth.[3] In the wake of the 1999 Ontario provincial election, Fatah called for Howard Hampton to resign his leadership of the Ontario New Democratic Party.[4] Hampton did not do so.

Her father is broadcaster, author and secular activist Tarek Fatah.


  1. ^ "CBC announces summer line-up," Inside the CBC. May 26, 2010; Fatah, Natasha. "What police state? It's all a matter of perspective," Calgary Herald. July 10, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d, "Analysis & Viewpoint: Natasha Fatah- Minority Report," URL accessed 24 February 2007.
  3. ^ "Power struggle brewing in Ontario NDP: Some members critical of Hargrove, others unhappy with Hampton," Standard, St. Catharines, Ontario: September 27, 1999, pg. A.7.
  4. ^ Mark Stevenson, "Ontario NDP says Buzz can stay," Calgary Herald, September 26, 1999, pg. A.5.

5. Shades of Brown by Natasha Fatah, Toronto Life Magazine

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