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 on three continents, North America, Asia and South America…and I’m now currently living on my fourth, Europe.

I’m a graduate student studying towards a Master’s degree in Journalism, Media and Globalization through the Mundus Journalism program, for which I’ve received a full-ride scholarship from the European Commission. Under the War and Conflict specialization, I'm currently 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.

Prior to this, I was freelancing and covered a number of issues for CNN, The Washington Post, VICE and more, from Ecuador, Mexico and Canada. In June 2019, I was named "Journalist of the Month" by the International Journalists' Network. 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.

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.

Some recent highlights of my work…


How Trump's latest efforts to stop abortion increasingly undermine global health (OPEN CANADA)

The human cost of America’s “economic war” in Venezuela (NEW STATESMAN)

The Rebirth of Vancouver’s Historically Black Neighbourhood (VICE)

The Anti-Fraud Movement Behind Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Historic Win (TRUTHOUT)


Why my friend Loujain al-Hathloul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize (WASHINGTON POST)


Why Canada wants regime change in Venezuela (RICOCHET)

How Right-Wing Extremism Has Changed the Lives of Canadian Muslim Women (VICE)