Nabila Pathan
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Nabila Pathan is the founder/Director of the London-based news club, The Full Picture, a network of professional women that meet monthly to debate, discuss and deconstruct major news stories. In 2010 she set up blogging site called Word Play, which publishes news commentary through use of puns, innuendo and satire. She is also a Trustee at the Muslim Youth Helpline.

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Saudi Arabia Accepts Recommendation to 'Abolish' Male Guardianship System

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:13 AM

As a precursor to Saudi Arabia's report on its commitment to significant Human Rights advances at the 25th session of UN Human Rights Council, Saudi's Deputy Minister of Labor for International Affairs, featured on Newsnight this week to boast the key aspects of the report with...

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Time to Pump More Money Into Gender Equality

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 2:59 PM

"Gender inequality? That's just women learning to lean in a little bit more and growing those nails to scratch the glass ceiling above them!"

Yes, such comments do form part of the dinner table conversation and yes, it's 2014. Even if people's ignorance of women's inequality only stretches to the...

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Pendant In A Teacup

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 5:18 AM

Is Katy Perry a Muslim hater? I don't think so. But she now joins the list of global headlining acts such as those behind the Danish Muhammad cartoons and the Quran burning pastor. She's caused offence to Muslims world wide for featuring an Allah pendant worn by an...

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The Hip-and-Happening Online Disagreement About the #Mipsterz Video

(2) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:42 PM

If you thought Muslims were incapable of exercising freedom of speech, then just check out the range of sanctimony and judgment on offer on the comments section and feeds after the sharing of "Somewhere In America" on Facebook and Twitter. Like freedom of speech, the comments have not...

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Pakistan's Journey Towards Rural Development Against a Backdrop of Urban Revolt

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 2:47 PM

With the Pakistani coalition government in talks with cleric Tahirul Qadri, after he led busloads of 50,000 protestors into Islamabad demanding political reform, the country's future is as uncertain as ever. Speculation has been rife about Qadri's true motive. Although he accuses the government of corruption, Qadri supported...

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Has the 24-hour News Culture Spurred a National Awakening in India?

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 6:00 PM

For nearly a month, the non-stop media coverage of the savage bus gang rape in Delhi has created an outpouring of national outrage. The incessant reporting of the brutal incident with uncensored descriptions of metal rods, ripped intestines and angry Bollywood stars has conveniently fed the 24-hour Indian...

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Is a Rethink Required to Tackle the Rise of Young Muslims in UK Prisons?

(39) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 1:38 PM

The number of young male Muslims in Young Offender Institutions in the UK has risen sharply according to figures published jointly by the Youth Justice Board and Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. A little over 20 percent of young Muslims occupy these prisons...

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