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Name  Zubeida Malik

Role  Correspondent
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Zubeida Malik is a correspondent for the Today programme, and has also reported for Newsnight. She joined the BBC in 1994.


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Zubeida has been reporting on Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda since the 1990s and was one of the first journalists to look into extremist groups holding secret military training camps and encouraging young men to become jihadis.

She has interviewed key figures for the BBC, including Kofi Annan, President Musharraf, Tony Blair, Prince Saud Al Faisal,Desmond Tutu, the spiritual leader of Hamas Sheikh Yassin and Akbar Etemad " the father of Irans nuclear programme.


Zubeida's work for the Today programme has included interviews, war zone reportage, domestic social analysis and investigative work. She was one of the first reporters to get into Pakistan after September 11, and reported on the war from there, and Afghanistan. She interviewed Mullah Zaeef of the Taliban. Her reports from Israeli-occupied Palestine produced some of her finest work including a feature profiling a Palestinian suicide bomber and an interview with the elusive leader of Hamas.


  • Carlton TV Multicultural Achievement Award for Television and Radio.
  • 2002 EMMA Best Radio News Journalist.
  • 2002 Media Personality of the year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.
  • 1997 BT Press Award for Radio News Broadcaster of the year.
  • EMMA Best radio Journalist
  • 2000 Foreign Press Association Young Journalist of the Year.
  • 2004 She was voted as one of the Good Housekeeping role Models
  • References

    Zubeida Malik Wikipedia