Shamim Chowdhury

shamimJournalist, TRT World Turkey

Shamim is a journalist working for the Istanbul-based 24-hour global news channel, TRT World. In recent times she has reported extensively on the war in Syria, both from the Turkey-Syrian border as well as from inside the Syrian city of Jarablus. She has also produced a number of reports from Mongolia, focusing on its mining industry and the plight of its nomadic herders.

Shamim previously worked for Al Jazeera English as a deputy news editor, news editor, reporter and field producer. During her time there she reported and field-produced from Bangladesh on numerous occasions, including during the January 2014 elections. She was also closely involved in Al Jazeera’s coverage of the unrest in Ukraine. She was in Crimea for three weeks in March 2014, when her team covered the referendum and witnessed the region go into Russian control.

She has also worked in various capacities for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News, and has written for The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent.

She has also blogged for the Huffington Post on a range of socio-political issues. Shamim is the recipient of a British-Bangladeshi outstanding achievement award and has a black belt in karate.