Yvonne Ridley joins our Ambassadors

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We are proud to welcome Yvonne Ridley as a new ambassador for BPUR International and we are looking forward to her leading contributions to promote our initiative and boost our momentum worldwide.

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.