About Omar Shahid

Omar Shahid is a freelance journalist, copywriter and graduate from City University, London in BA Journalism.

He has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, Times, Independent, Al Jazeera, Goal.com, MTV, Huffington Post and local papers. He is also former politics editor at Live Magazine, a national youth publication.

Omar specialises in political and religious affairs.

He has been interviewed on different radio stations, been asked to appear on Russia Today and the BBC and was a judge at Debating Matters, a national debating competition.

He has also worked under Carl Arrindell, Media Analyst – inviting the likes of Lord Nazir Ahmed, Jack Straw, Imran Khan (Solicitor of the McPherson Report), MP Keith Vaz and more, for interviews to be held by Arrindell.

Omar has interviewed: Alastair Campbell, Billy Childish, Paul Mason, Ken Livingstone, Siobhan Benita, Jon Snow; politicians: John Bercow, Chuka Umunna; grime and hip-hop artists: Immortal Technique, Lowkey, Talib Kweli, Ghetts, Black the Ripper, Devlin, Logic, Mic Righteous, Akala, Logic; Islamic singers: Maher Zain and Raef; English professor John Sutherland and others.

The purpose of this blog is to not to enforce particular ideas or doctrines on others, but to make people think and become more aware of issues which affect each and every one of us. All posts on this blog should be read with an open mind and heart, as the author intends to make the reader go away and deliberate over what he/she has read. Not everything in this blog is clearly spelled out, but you must read in between the lines to discern the meanings.


Follow me on twitter: @omar_shahid


Email: omarshahid99@gmail.com or omar@live-magazine.co.uk

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6 thoughts on “About Omar Shahid

  1. Assalamauikum ,
    I really admire your work and the way you express your thoughts in your blogs. I want to know about your career aspiration. I am enthusiastic to become a writer and want to gain experience for this purpose. Should i enroll myself in a Masters degree (specifically what field- journalism?) for this purpose?(if you can quote the university/college). Or is a bachelors degree in business enough? The reason im seeking advice from you is that i want to make a career in content writing/blogging/writing books.

    Would appreciate your response in this regard.


  2. Re: interview with Scott Kugle
    Look for your reference to hm shaking his head and correct a typo. Excellent job. Looking forward to reading more of you.

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