I'm a journalist and video editor at BBC News / World Service

My Communities:

Somali Black Muslim East African


FinishedFinished answering on Aug 05 at 18:45 BST

Ask me about:

  • Journalism
  • video editing
  • international stories
  • BAME journalism

Journalism evolved over the past 7 years, with digital journalism taking over print and TV and I think it will keep evolving to keep up with how people are digesting news. New social media platforms are emerging like TikTok which requires new methods to do news. 

I've been working on this piece for about a year as it was really hard to find case studies and get them to trust me with their stories, once I found all three case studies and film with them it took me about 3 week to edit and finalise the piece. 

What does your working day look like at BBC?

Fahima - 6 days, 5 hours ago

It is really competitive to get a job in there but once you get in and have a continuous contract, it is an amazing place to work in, you get the chance to learn so much from top class journalists. 

Why did you get into journalism?

Fahima - 6 days, 5 hours ago

I did a film making degree in kingstons university, which the reason I'm a video editor and then decided to be a freelance journalist a couple of years ago.

You can't do much to change preconceived prejudice against the person that you're specially as a minority. What you can do is be the best version you can be and strive to be the best representation of hijabis through your profissionalism and ambissions. 

How did your first delivery feel?

Fahima - 2 weeks, 6 days ago

It was normal but I had haemorrhage after birth, black women are more likely to have it after birth so always make sure you're not left alone after birth.

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