Saleyha Ahsan

A&E doctor | Broadcaster | Freelance Reporter | Film Maker

Who am I

Saleyha Ahsan is a UK born doctor cum journalist, a Sandhurst alumna, with a spooky profile. She has been active in war zones including Bosnia, Libya and Syria.

A freelance reporter, filmmaker and A&E doctor with a Sandhurst background. She has traveled to conflict zones in North Africa and Asia and made films and news reports including Libya, Syria, Bosnia, Palestine, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She appeared with "Dr Rola" in the controversial 2013 video shown on the BBC's Panorama news programme calling for humanitarian bombings of Syria.

Specializing in reports of suffering from war zones, Ahsan has had a remarkable career as a journalist, producing films for a variety of different UK TV and radio programmes, national newspapers and journals. She is a columnist for the Guardian and has written for the Lancet and the New Internationalist. She works for Knight Ayton as a "news and current affairs presenter". In 2014, she narrated "How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today?" for the BBC.

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