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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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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 Deeyah explains her motivations for creating sister-hood, a platform dedicated to promoting the diversity and creativity of women of…


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….


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…


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…

More+ feature Deeyah Khan’s talk on their homepage

In 2016 Deeyah Khan took the stage at TedxExeter to make a passionate and moving plea for understanding on behalf of young Muslims living in Europe, who are struggling with issues from prejudice to radicalisation. The 20-minute talk ‘What We Don’t Know About Europe’s Muslim Kids’ follows her own journey from childhood musician to filmmaker and activist. release one new talk every day on their website. Out of more than 30,000 Tedx talks only 1%…


Deeyah Khan joins the UNESCO family becoming the first ever Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity

Deeyah Khan was appointed as UNESCO’s first ever Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity on Monday 21st November. Speaking about the prestigious designation on her official Facebook page, Deeyah Khan says: “I believe the arts, in all their forms, have the capacity to draw us together in experiencing our shared humanity, to build bridges of understanding between us in a world which is too often riven by divisions. This…


Deeyah Khan announces sister-hood’s inaugural live event in Oslo

On Monday 14th November, Deeyah Khan’s media production company Fuuse will be hosting its first sister-hood live event – The Burden of “Honour” – in Oslo. Moderated by Afak Afgun, managing editor of sister-hood magazine, this event will feature young Norwegian women of Muslim heritage discussing the topic of ‘honour’ and social control within their communities. International recording artist Sister Fa who campaigns for women’s rights and the abolition of…


Deeyah Khan’s sister-hood magazine wins UK media award

Photo: sister-hood managing editor, Afak Afgun and deputy editor Mediah Ahmed.

Deeyah Khan’s Fuuse production sister-hood magazine which spotlights the voices of women of Muslim heritage took home the award for Best Website at the Asian Media awards in the UK. On hand to accept the prize was the sister-hood managing editor, Afak Afgun who flew in for the event especially from Norway and the deputy editor Mediah Ahmed. sister-hood spotlights the voices of women of Muslim heritage and disrupts the monopoly on public discourse. From…