As a journalist In the West, Fatima Al-Sayed aims to bring more awareness about her community through storytelling. Fatima grew up in Toronto, where she did her undergraduate degree in Journalism at the University of Toronto and also received a diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She landed two internships after graduating. Her first internship was at The National Post, writing stories and working on video content creation for the Financial Post. Her second internship was at CBC Canada’s “Day 6” radio show/podcast, where she pitched and produced stories. Fatima worked for the CBC before moving to Michigan, where she currently resides with her husband.
Zainab Merchant is an American journalist, author and entrepreneur. She holds a double degree in Political Science and Homeland Security and is in her final thesis semester of her Masters in Journalism and International Security at Harvard University. As a Muslim living in the West, she has learned how vital a role the media plays in our understanding of the world and why it’s important for Muslims to tell their own stories. She often blogs about social justice issues and has over ten years of experience in political commentary, writing and editing videos. She currently lives in snowy Canada with her husband and three children.
As The Muslim Journalists, our mission is to shed light on the issues within our Muslim community that are often overlooked in mainstream media. Whilst staying true to our ethics and Islamic beliefs, we aim to give information to the generations of Muslims who grew up in the West feeling lost.
We are excited to embark on this journey with you!