BBCs Pakistani Muslim, Mishal Husain named broadcaster of the year

2015-04-18 03:06:54 | Al Muslim News
BBCs Pakistani Muslim, Mishal Husain named broadcaster of the year


British Pakistani, Mishal Husain won Broadcaster of the year at the London Press Club awards, setting an example for women globally.
“It’s wonderful and much deserved,†BBC’s director of news, James Harding said.
She was nominated alongside BBC's global health reporter Tulip Mazumdar and social affairs correspondent Alison Holt, Husain won the prestigious award that is primarily dedicated to print journalists, The Express Tribune reported.
Husain was congratulated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) as well as her followers and fellow nominees, who said the award was richly-deserved.
She thanked everyone for the congratulatory post on twitter and said that she was proud to be in the company of her fellow nominees.
She reported during the US-led invasion of Iraq, and also reported from Cairo during the Egyptian revolution and China during the Beijing Olympics.
Born in February 1973 in Northampton, England to a Pakistani family, she moved to UAE with her parents, where she attended a British school. She later studied law at New Hall Cambridge and received her Master’s degree in International and Comparative law from Florence, Italy.
Mishal Hussain was also named in UK’s 50 most powerful Muslim women in 2009.


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