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Deeyah Khan wins second Emmy Award

White Right: Meeting the Enemy wins Deeyah Khan her second International Emmy for Current Affairs Norwegian filmmaker and activist Deeyah Khan won her second Emmy award at the International Emmy awards in New York. The award was for her latest film White Right: Meeting the Enemy, an investigation into the rise of white nationalism and far-right extremism in America since the election of Donald Trump. The film was first premiered…

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Rory Peck Award Finalists: Deeyah Khan and Darin Prindle

“Although the topic has been covered a lot in recent years, they got under the skin of these characters in a way that no-one else has.” – Rory Peck Award Judges Deeyah Khan (Director) and Darin Prindle (Producer) have been nominated for the Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs for the documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy. The Rory Peck Awards, now in their 24th year, honour dangerous yet valuable…

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Deeyah’s latest film to be broadcast in Australia

The Emmy-nominated documentary White Right: Meeting the Enemy will be shown on SBS Viceland on Sunday 9th September, across Australia. The exact time will vary dependent on the region so we advise you to check your local listings. Following the broadcast, the film will be made available via the SBS On-Demand video player.

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Emmy nomination for Deeyah Khan’s White Right: Meeting the Enemy

Norwegian film director Deeyah Khan’s investigation into the rise of nationalism in Donald Trump’s America has been nominated in the Current Affairs category at the 2018 International Emmy awards. The announcement was made yesterday, on Deeyah’s birthday. Produced through Fuuse, her Norwegian film company, White Right: Meeting the Enemy was first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. In June 2018 it was added to Netflix in the US and…

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Deeyah Khan’s documentary wins special jury prize at Monte Carlo TV festival

White Right: Meeting the Enemy honoured for ‘embodying the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize’ Deeyah Khan’s latest film ‘White Right: Meeting the Enemy’ won the PeaceJam Special Jury Prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in France on the 19th June 2018. The PeaceJam Special Jury Prize recognises TV films that embody the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize through the expression of humanist values of peace and tolerance….

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Watch Deeyah Khan’s BAFTA-nominated documentaries on NETFLIX

Deeyah Khan’s BAFTA-nominated Fuuse documentaries ‘White Right: Meeting the Enemy’ and ‘Jihad: A Story of the Others’ are both now available to watch on Netflix in the USA and UK. In ‘White Right: Meeting the Enemy’ Deeyah Khan meets US neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face and attends America’s biggest and most violent far right rally in recent years. ‘Jihad: A Story of the Others’ is Deeyah’s examination of…

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Danish Broadcaster DR to broadcast Deeyah’s BAFTA nominated film

Deeyah Khan’s latest film White Right: Meeting the Enemy will be broadcast on DR2 in Denmark following its recent 2018 BAFTA nomination for Best Current Affairs film. Produced by her company Fuuse, it covers the topic of far-right extremism in the UK DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) is Denmark’s largest electronic media enterprise founded in 1925. DR is an independent, licence financed public institution comprising of television, radio and online services….

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Emerson College honours Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan will be awarded an honorary degree during Emerson College’s 138th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13th 2018, where she will address hundreds of graduate students. The award is a reflection of her achievements as a documentary film-maker. Emerson College is internationally recognised as the premier institution concentrating upon communication and the arts in America. The ceremony will take place at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Fellow 2018 honourees include…

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White Right: Meeting the Enemy named a finalist for the PeaceJam Special Jury Prize

Deeyah Khan’s most recent Fuuse film White Right: Meeting the Enemy is one of three films shortlisted for the PeaceJam Special Jury Prize, awarded to outstanding television films that embody the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize. The winner will be awarded on June 19, 2018 at the Golden Nymph Awards in Monte Carlo by Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams. The PeaceJam Foundation is an award-winning peace education program…

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BAFTA Award Nomination for Deeyah Khan’s Fuuse film ‘White Right: Meeting the Enemy’

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts today announced that White Right: Meeting the Enemy a Fuuse film directed and filmed by Deeyah Khan has been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA Award. White Right: Meeting the Enemy is one of four films recognized in the Current Affairs category demonstrating the very best in televised journalism. Today’s recognition marks the second BAFTA nomination for Fuuse and Deeyah Khan. JIHAD received…

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White Right: Meeting the Enemy to be broadcast in Norway

NRK, a public broadcasting company and the largest media organisation in Norway, will be showing Deeyah Khan’s latest Fuuse film, White Right: Meeting the Enemy this Wednesday 7th March at 21:20 pm on NRK2. White Right: Meeting the Enemy is the fourth documentary film by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Deeyah Khan. The film is produced by Deeyah’s production company Fuuse, and first received its world premiere on ITV in the UK. For more…

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sister-hood panel at Women of the World London 2018

WOW – Women of the World is a globally recognised festival celebrating women and girls, which celebrates the power and potential of girls and women and confronts the causes of inequality. As part of this year’s line-up in London, sister-hood, Deeyah Khan’s award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage will bring together fearless, progressive and creative women to discuss ‘honour’ and ‘shame’ and how these concepts…

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King of Norway appoints Deeyah Khan to join the Norwegian Arts Council

Deeyah Khan at the United Nations

King Harald V of Norway has appointed Fuuse founder and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Deeyah Khan as the newest member to join the Norwegian Arts Council by recommendation of the Ministry of Culture. Deeyah Khan will join fellow new members Jan Ole Otnæs, Sigurd Sverdrup Sandmo and Luba Kuzovnikova on the council to allocate funding to art and culture projects throughout Norway. The appointment is valid for four years (2018 – 2021). The official announcement is…

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Announcing Deeyah Khan’s latest film ‘White Right: Meeting The Enemy’

Deeyah Khan’s new documentary, ‘White Right: Meeting The Enemy’ will receive its world premiere on ITV on 11 December at 10.40pm In her fourth documentary, Deeyah Khan has taken on her most dangerous challenge yet. She joins the frontline of the race wars in America and sits down face-to-face with fascists, racists and the proponents of “alt-right” ideologies who have propelled Donald Trump to the presidency. As she tries to get…

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Deeyah Khan’s Fuuse documentary ‘Islam’s Non-Believers’ nominated for prestigious UK media award

Deeyah Khan’s most recent documentary film, ‘Islam’s Non-Believers’ has been nominated in the ‘Best Investigation’ category at this year’s Asian Media Awards. The film, directed by Deeyah, received its world premiere on ITV in the UK. It investigates the lives of ex-Muslims, who face discrimination, ostracism, psychological abuse and violence as a result of leaving Islam. ‘Islam’s Non-Believers’ is part of Deeyah’s ongoing Fuuse mission to tell the stories of…

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Deeyah Khan recognised by the Council of Ex Muslims for ‘fearless filmmaking’

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) honoured ten individuals at its International Conference on Freedom of Conscious and Expression to mark its tenth anniversary. The sold-out event was organised by Maryam Namazie, and bought together over 70 of the most influential freethinkers from across 30 countries, highlighting the voices of those on the frontlines of resistance of Islamist fundamentalism – many of them persecuted and exiled. Deeyah Khan was recognised for…

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Deeyah Khan talks about sister-hood with Robin Morgan

Deeyah Khan talks about Fuuse production sister-hood with Robin Morgan

Deeyah Khan recently gave an interview to the Women’s Media Center Live. WMC Live is a weekly radio show and podcast written and hosted by author and feminist activist Robin Morgan. Described as “talk radio with a brain,” the programme has a national and international audience across 110 countries on iTunes and on WMCLive.com. Deeyah explains her motivations for creating sister-hood, a platform dedicated to promoting the diversity and creativity of women of…

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Fuuse nominated for two awards

The Creative Diversity Network Awards are held every two years to reward outstanding quality, creativity and diversity in television that represents all aspects of British society.  The award categories are designed to acknowledge outstanding work both on and offscreen and serve to showcase exciting breakthrough talent. Deeyah Khan’s production company Fuuse received two nominations for Production Company of the Year and Outstanding Programme in Current Affairs for the film Jihad….

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Deeyah Khan to appear in upcoming BBC One documentary on Egyptian feminist icon Nawal El Saadawi

On Tuesday February 21st, BBC One will broadcast a documentary about Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi. Nawal El Saadawi is a pioneer of feminism in the Arab world, including raising awareness of female genital mutilation, which she herself was subjected to. She has published over 50 novels, memoirs and studies of women’s oppression – which have been translated into many languages and have won numerous international awards. For this documentary…

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From the New York Times to the United Nations – A glimpse into Deeyah Khan’s trip to New York

Deeyah Khan stopped by the New York Times offices to talk to journalist Nicholas Kristof about the role of women in fighting extremism.  Their conversation was live streamed through the NYT’s official platforms and has now hit over 150,000 views. To watch it click here. NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute screened Deeyah’s BAFTA and Grierson nominated documentary, JIHAD. Following the screening she took part in a live conversation with…

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