Director of Centre for Media Monitoring
Rizwana Hamid is the Director of the MCB’s Centre for Media Monitoring, a project promoting fair, accurate and responsible reporting of Muslims and Islam in the media through constructive engagement with the media, regulators and politicians. Apart from overseeing the project, Rizwana is responsible for all of the advocacy work which includes one to one meetings with stakeholders, roundtable discussions, organising public events and submitting oral and written evidence to parliamentary inquiries and media consultations. Rizwana has appeared in the media on behalf of CfMM as well as on panel discussions at various media festivals, including the Edinburgh Television Festival. Prior to heading CfMM, Rizwana worked in the media for over 30 years as a producer director in news, current affairs, documentaries and religious programming. Her films have won awards, been presented as evidence in inquiries and led to policy changes. As a media & communication skills trainer & consultant, she has delivered workshops & programmes to marginalised communities in the UK, South Africa, Zimbabwe & Mexico.