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Munir Zamir
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Munir Zamir works within the NGO sector as a trainer, facilitator and creator of counter-extremism expertise and knowledge. He has worked internationally and specialises in the creation and dissemination of online counter-extremism. Munir also conducts analysis and research into trends within extremism and terrorism related issues. A teacher by profession, Munir has a Master‘s degree in Terrorism Studies and has…

Abu Muntasir
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Abu Muntasir is a repentant former extremist recruiter and the founder and CEO of JIMAS, a Muslim educational charity that works to create a greater understanding about Islam amongst both Muslims and people of other faith and no faith backgrounds. Abu Muntasir is the serving academic director for the Sacred Sciences Curriculum, delivering courses in his specialisations of Seerah, Hadith,…

Alyas Karmani
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Alyas Karmani is an Imam and Khateeb at a number of Mosques in the north of England and across the UK. He previously ran the Welsh Assembly‘s race equality programme and is currently a consultant for West Yorkshire and London probation services, advising in particular on the resettlement and reintegration of Muslim offenders. Alyas has a background in psychology, including…

Deeyah Khan
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Deeyah Khan is an award-winning Norwegian film director, music producer, composer and human rights defender of Punjabi and Pashtun descent. Originally known for her youthful music career, she is the founder and CEO of the production company Fuuse and a recipient of several awards for her work supporting free expression. Her most recent award came in 2012, when she was…

Max Wind-Cowie
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Max Wind-Cowie is a writer and political consultant. He previously ran the Progressive Conservatism project at the think tank Demos and has written for several newspapers, including The Guardian and the London Evening Standard. Information valid as of January 2016.

Shazia Mirza
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Shazia Mirza is an award-winning comedienne and columnist, whose TV Appearances include: Have I Got News For You, F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Richard and Judy. In 2008, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy and won the GG2 Young Achiever of the Year Award.…

Grainne Maguire
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Grainne Maguire is a stand up comedienne and comedy writer. She has appeared on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, Radio 4’s Now Show, Stephen K Amos’ An Idiots Guide, Front Row and Women’s Hour. Last year her campaign to tweet Taoiseach [Prime Minister of Ireland] Enda Kenny her menstrual cycle to protest against Ireland’s abortion laws went viral. Information valid…

Kunle Olulode
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Kunle Olulode heads the black campaigning infrastructure charity Voice4Change England. He is also a film historian and exhibitor as well as part of the British Film Institute’s African Odyssey programming team. Information valid as of January 2016.

Jake Wallis Simons
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Jake Wallis Simons is an award-winning journalist specialising in global affairs. He has worked for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the BBC, CNN and many other outlets and is now an associate editor (global) at DailyMail.com. His groundbreaking digital documentary on West Bank settlers for The Telegraph won the European Newspapers Award, was honoured at the Webbys and shortlisted for…

Jodie Ginsberg
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Jodie Ginsberg is the current chief executive of Index on Censorship. She joined Index from the think-tank Demos and was previously the London bureau chief for Reuters. Jodie worked for more than a decade as a foreign correspondent and business journalist before taking on management roles and was previously the head of communications at Camfed, a non-profit organisation working in…

Laura Silvia Battaglia
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Laura Silvia Battaglia is a freelance journalist who spreads her time between Italy and Sanaa (Yemen). From Sanaa, she contributes to agencies and publications in Turkey, Switzerland, the US and the UK. While, in Italy, her work is published in a particularly broad range of print and audio-visual mediums, from Radio Tre Mondo through D Repubblica delle Donne to the online…

Regina Jane Jere-Malanda
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Regina Jane Jere-Malanda is a Zambian-born, London-based journalist and currently the editor of the New African Woman magazine – the sister-publication of the New African magazine, of which she is the deputy editor. She is also a former Zambian correspondent for Agence France Press, and a former Africa researcher at Index on Censorship. She writes extensively on a wide range…