Countering Hate, ABC Sunday Night Radio, with John Cleary

This week Austraila’s response to Islamic radicalism has been in the news, from threats of  passport cancellation, to new ministerial appointments. On Sunday Night we ask a panel drawn from Australia’s muslim community for their views on the issues and possible ways forward. Other participants will be: Tasneem Chopra, Cross Cultural Consultant (Melbourne) Imam Afroz Ali, The Seekers Hub (Sydney)                     Sheikh Wesam Shakawi, Abu Hanifa centre (Sydney) Kuranda Seyitt, Islamic Council of Victoria.

June 1st, 2015|

Reactive Fatigue

As media callouts invariably commence, I'm reminded yet again how my appearances have almost always been reactive, following hostile developments locally and abroad. This is frustrating on so many levels. When communities are continually under siege to explain, condemn and disassociate themselves from atrocities they have no link to, there's a tendency to view them only within that paradigm; reactive. In fact we are a diverse, accomplished, strong and capable entity who continue to thrive [...]

December 15th, 2014|

Far From Home, documentary film debut

I was delighted to be one of 12 Australian Muslims selected for a documentary 'Far From Home'. A Saudi Arabian TV station commissioned NZ filmmaker Lisa Savage to document Muslim diaspora stories of those living in the West. Shot on location in my home, Southbank, Lentil As Anything, the Islamic Museum of Australia and Sydney Road, this proved to be a comfortable opportunity to impart my personal and professional persona including snippets of my fused [...]

November 4th, 2014|

Q and A: Team Australia, Terror and Tinderboxes

On Monday I was invited to be a panellist on ABC's Q&A, live from Deakin Edge, at Federation Square in Melbourne. The session theme was, 'Team Australia, Terror and Tinderboxes'.. Panellists were Gareth Evans, Former Australian Foreign Minister; Paul Kelly, Editor-at-large The Australian; Elizabeth Pisani, Author and Indonesia commentator; Ali Alizadeh, Iranian-Australian author and myself, Tasneem Chopra, author and Chair, Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. The program traversed anticipated topics of the likelihood [...]

August 25th, 2014|

Interview with Radio Australia on February 11th, 2014

conversation with Detroit based photographer,  Langston Hues, discussing the 'Modest Street Fashion' project and the 'Faith Fashion Fusion' exhibition. This interview was broadcast across Asia pacific. Audio Click here to download in MP3

March 17th, 2014|

Keynote at International Women’s Day

Tasneem will be Presenting as a Keynote Speaker for Hume City Council's International Women's Day event on March 5th 2014, speaking to the issue of 'Inspiring Change" Read article from Northern Weekly, Melbourne 25 Feb 2014

March 5th, 2014|

Inspiring Change: International Women’s Day

Tasneem will present as a Keynote Speaker for Hume City Council's International Women's Day event, speaking to the issue of 'Inspiring Change'.

March 5th, 2014|

OBR Why I’m Rising

Speaking out for the One Billion Rising for justice campaign, in Melbourne. A message to the masses that violence against women is not acceptable. There is no excuse. Enough is enough. Barriers to justice must be removed and the State must lift its gain in holding men accountable, because violence against women IS a mens issue that affects us all.

January 27th, 2014|