Murtaza Shibli

Murtaza Shibli

Murtaza Shibli

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For over two decades, I have worked in the media in various capacities – media manager for international humanitarian organisations in conflict areas as well as corporate communications, spokesperson and a working journalist. I have written and published hundreds of news reports, conducted interviews and contributed opinion pieces to various newspapers in south Asia region and internationally.

My interests include reporting of Islam and Muslim issues in euro-american news outlets, Islamophobia in media and entertainment industry and rampant anti-Muslim hate that is now independently being produced by dedicated groups via social media outlets such as Facebook or WhatsApp.

I have edited a book on the London bombings of 2005 to wide acclaim. 7/7: Muslim Perspectives received positive reviews for its representation of the Muslim reactions to the London bombings in the British mainstream press and European publications.

I have done MA in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Srinagar, Kashmir for which I was awarded a gold medal. I have also done journalism courses from the University of Westminster, London and diploma in film making from the London Film Academy.

Later, I acquired MSc. in Violence, Conflict and Development from the University of London. I have also studied a diploma course each from the University of Madrid, Spain, and University of Poona, Maharashtra, India.

MSc Violence, Conflict and Development School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London 2008
Special Course for Journalism Journalism University of Westminster, London 2001
MA (First position/gold medal) Mass Communication and Journalism University of Kashmir, Srinagar 1997
BA English Literature, Education, History University of Kashmir, Srinagar 1993
Writer/Op-Ed columnist Jang (Urdu), and The News (English), Pakistan 03/2017 – 09/2021
Lecturer Riphah Institute of Media Studies, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan 08/2016 – 12/2017
Public Information Officer United Nations, Islamabad, Pakistan 03/2014 – 03/2015
Head of Communications United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan 11/2011 – 12/2013
Associate Linstock Communications, London, UK 03/2010 – 09/2011
Public Affairs and Media Officer Muslim Council of Britain, London, UK 03/2009 – 02/2010
Customer Relations Officer/Manager Transport for London, UK 05/2004 – 10/2006
Programme Officer Islamic Aid, London, UK/Iran 11/2003 – 03/2004
Researcher MDUK Media, London, UK 05/2002 – 11/2003
Consultant International Committee Red Cross (ICRC), New Delhi, India 03/1995 – 11/2000
Field Officer International Committee Red Cross (ICRC), Srinagar, Kashmir 03/1995 – 11/2000
Correspondent Monthly Surya India, New Delhi, India 03/1990 – 02/1995
17/7: Muslim Perspectives (book), London: Reflections of British Muslims on the London bombing that securitized the Muslim presence on the British island. It won wide appreciation from a wide audience across Europe.

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