Hi, my name is Urooba Jamal and I’m a journalist who writes about the pressing global social and political issues of our time. I’m trilingual in English, Urdu and Spanish and have lived in three continents, North America, Asia and South America.
As a freelancer, I’ve covered a number of issues for CNN, The Washington Post, VICE and more, from Ecuador, Mexico and Canada. From 2016 to 2018, I was a staff writer at one of Latin America’s largest media networks, TeleSUR, and was based in Quito, Ecuador. That’s when I absolutely fell in love with the region and I hope to return soon.
In September 2019, I will begin my Master’s degree in Journalism, Media and Globalization through the Mundus Journalism program, for which I’ve (gratefully) received a full-ride scholarship. Under the War and Conflict specialization, I'll be spending my first year in Denmark at Aarhus University and the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and the second in Wales at Swansea University.
While studying towards my Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, from 2010 to 2015, I co-founded a campus media outlet focused on social justice issues called The Talon. A co-founder and I were later selected to give a TEDx talk on the importance of student journalism.
Take a look at some of my work by clicking through my website. Thanks for stopping by.