Tazeen Ahmad: Award-winning journalist and presenter dies at 48

Tazeen Ahmad on the set of BBC Three's The News Show in 2003

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Tazeen Ahmad at the set of BBC 3’s The Information Display in 2003

Tributes were paid to journalist and information presenter Tazeen Ahmad, who has died on the age of 48.

Ahmad labored for BBC Information, Channel four Dispatches and as a international correspondent for NBC Information.

The Asian Media Awards said she was once “one of the proficient newshounds of her technology”.

Her brothers, Faheem and Nadeem, stated “she left an enduring influence on everybody she met”, each in my view and professionally.

“We stay immensely pleased with all she accomplished – as a mom, journalist, author and for her training paintings,” they stated in a remark.

“Such a lot of other people were involved remarking on her robust talent to show round other people’s lives for the easier.

“Her groundbreaking and award-winning tv reporting paintings took her internationally into a few of its maximum bothered spaces and, at house in the United Kingdom, Tazeen tackled tricky however the most important topics which ended in actual alternate.”

Ahmad’s brothers added that she died surrounded via her shut family and friends.

Her brokers, Knight Ayton Management, said the Bafta-nominated Ahmad “shone a gentle on vital tales however did so with care, sympathy and integrity”.

Broadcaster Adil Ray remembered her as “peculiar”, including that she was once “dedicated to actual, original problems & [had] a fantastic talent to inform the tales to a much broader target audience”.

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She co-presented The Reality About Kid Intercourse Abuse on BBC Two with Professor Tanya Byron in 2015

Ahmad was once a reporter on BBC 3’s Liquid Information and a presenter for the channel’s 60 Seconds announcements and Information Display.

She later performed and offered investigations for Dispatches on topics starting from intercourse gangs, feminine jihadis, attractiveness lotions and cruise ships.

She received an RTS Journalism award for the documentary The Hunt For Britain’s Intercourse Gangs, incomes a Bafta present affairs nomination for a similar programme.

She co-presented The Reality About Kid Intercourse Abuse on BBC Two in 2015, and wrote a e book about six months she spent undercover operating on grocery store checkouts.

BBC London’s Riz Lateef paid tribute to the “fearless, passionate and sort” Ahmad, and Radio four’s Aasmah Mir described her as “a perfect journalist and a phenomenal particular person”.

BBC South Asian correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan wrote: “Swish, type and inspirational, she changed into a mentor and buddy. It supposed such a lot to look a super Asian girl excel. She was once a dogged journalist and a task fashion.”

Out of doors journalism, Ahmad was once the founder and director of emotional intelligence consultancy EQ Issues.

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