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Advancing Marginalised Narratives
A platform for new writers, researchers and campaigners

The Platform is a comment site offering a space for critical and creative global exchange – to understand ourselves and the world we live in. We want to give our international community of writers the stage to engage with a readership and define the issues that matter through original and quality journalism.

We believe that everyone has the right to an opinion, and we aim to promote an online space of empowerment. We want to champion ethical campaigns, bring minority affairs and insights to the forefront, and celebrate invigorating commentary on the diverse spectrum of arts and culture.

Writers range from young to mature commentators who include among them leading academics, specialists, journalists and politicians, along with insightful contributions from up-and-coming writers, generating a rich exchange of ideas.

We publish an array of written treasures including in-depth analysis, shorter features and round-ups, and occasionally, poetry and photo galleries.

If you’d like to submit a piece, please read our writers’ guidelines here: http://www.the-platform.org.uk/writers-guidelines/.


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Twitter: @YourPlatformUK

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Meet the team

Editor-in-Chief: Zainab Rahim
Deputy Editor: L Amatullah

Editorial Assistants
Samia Gundkalli
Umar Ali

Film Editor: Louis Bayman

Politics & Society
Legal Affairs Editor: Fatima Jichi
Health Editor: Shireen Hilmi
Politics Editor: Raashid Riza

Spirituality Editor: Sharaiz Chaudhry

World Editor: Tijen Horoz
US Editor: Theodora Danylevich

Social Media
Leila Alrayes
Noor Rahim
Anja McLoughlin

Copy Editors
Uzma Ali
Sarah Williams
Hussain Abdullah
Farah Fayyaz
Samera Hassan

Video Editor
Kate Drucquer

Feature Development
Eyad Abuali

Website Development
Nathan Nelson

The views expressed within the content of The Platform are solely those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of The Platform.


Co-Founders of The Platform: Zainab Rahim, L Amatullah and Mujibul Islam

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