About Ariana

Ariana The Journalist
Journalist, public speaker, host, event organiser, researcher, photographer, graphic designer, artist, video editor, creative director and writer.

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 and Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2022 by Harrow's Heroes.

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. 


VOA Pashto (Voice Of America)

Eid In the Square- Afghan Cultural Showcase In London's

About Islam- Eid in the Square- Afghan Culture

Ariana Abawe appointed Afghanistan Cultural Lead for Cultural Fashion Art

NEWSTALK| Ukraine War coverage| Ariana Magazine|Afghanistan

Underrated Hijabi cooking Afghan food |Ariana Magazine

Unfiltered: Afghan Not Dewana Podcast with Ariana Abawe

Harrow Heroes: Outstanding Young Person Of The Year: Ariana Abawe 

West London Business Award Winners Announced

FE News Ariana Magazine Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2022

Ariana Abawe on Islam Channel: Salaam Britain

Quake Magazine feature on Ariana Magazine

VOA (Voice of America), Tolo TV, Tolo, Lemar TV: Voice of America interview

Brown Girl Magazine: Ariana Magazine The Afghan Voices we Should all be Listening To

سفیران: آریانا ابوی- Afghanistan International TV programme with Ariana Abawe

A Million Voices: Afghan Female Journalist Inspires Change

Harrow Online: Thousands of Muslims gather to celebrate Eid

Stylz Magazine Ariana Abawe commentator for Afghan fashion show

Stylz Mag coverage of the British Afghan Business Awards 2022

Afghan-origin journalist Ariana Abawe urges people to stand united with Afghanistan

Hillingdon Herald More Help For Afghan Refugees

Afghans Empowered podcast with- Ariana Magazine

South Asian Today podcast- How Ariana Abawe launched Afghan magazine

Your Voice TV interview- Ariana Magazine

Afghan creatives- Ariana Abawe

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