Ariana The Journalist
Freelance Journalist, Public Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Host, Event Organiser, Artist, Advertiser.
Salam and Hi to everyone, I hope you are all well and in the best of health.
I am Ariana Abawe, a London-based journalist originally from Afghanistan, known as 'Ariana the journalist'. My passion for journalism has led me to work for various newspapers, magazines, and online publications such as MyLondon, BBC, Unread Magazine, Gaya Magazine, and more. I take great pride in announcing that Ariana Magazine has been awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by West London Business 2022, Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2022 by Harrow's Heroes and also Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Sisters in Business 2023.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Journalism with First Class Honours from Brunel University of London in 2020, alongside a Gold Standard Diploma in NCTJ and a 100WPM shorthand.
My primary objective as a journalist is to give voice to the voiceless and amplify their stories. As an Afghan, I strive to showcase the Afghan community and its culture to the world. In addition, I aim to highlight the talented individuals within our Afghan community, including artists, actors, entrepreneurs, writers, fashion designers, and more. Afghanistan's rich heritage has been overshadowed by media coverage of the war, and thus, through my magazine, I hope to shed light on the positive aspects of the country. Furthermore, I aim to highlight non-Afghans' connections to Afghanistan and how they are demonstrating the rich culture of the country and helping its people.
I choose the magazine's name, 'Ariana,' as it originates from the old name of Afghanistan thousands of years ago. The ancient Greeks referred to the region comprising Iran, Afghanistan, and half of Pakistan and Turkey as 'Ariana.' Therefore, this name encapsulates the history of Afghanistan that I intend to showcase in the magazine.
I hope you enjoy reading the magazine. If you have any submissions, such as short stories, artwork, or photography, please feel free to contact me through the website's contact form or DM me on Instagram @arianathejournalist for a chance to be featured in the magazine.If you would like me to speak at your events please don't hesitate to contact me using the contact form or DM on Instagram.
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VOA Pashto-International Students Day
VOA Pashto (Voice Of America)
The Times Radio
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سفیران: آریانا ابوی- Afghanistan International TV programme with Ariana Abawe
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Stylz Mag coverage of the British Afghan Business Awards 2022
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Afghans Empowered podcast with- Ariana Magazine
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