Yvonne Ridley

BPUR Ambassador

British journalist Yvonne Ridley made global headlines when she was captured by the Taliban in 2001. She has published a number of books including her harrowing experience with the Taliban and another on the Rise of the Prophet Muhammad.

Moving from Fleet Street to Qatar, she worked as a senior editor to establish Al Jazeera’s English website before returning to the UK to play central roles in the start-up TV projects Islam Channel and Press TV.

When she is not working as a journalist in humanitarian and conflict zones she writes historical fiction, beside being the Secretary General of the European Muslim League.

Dr Yvonne Ridley was nominated for a Nobel peace prize in 2019 for humanitarian work involving Syrian women prisoners and helping Rohingya refugees compile evidence of war crimes.