Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque is a New York-based Bangladeshi journalist reporting on migration, gender and mental health. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR and The Lily, among other publications. 

Coronavirus pandemic

Panic as NY int'l dorm orders students out amid COVID-19 lockdown

International House-NYC told some students they must urgently leave after the graduate housing was hit with coronavirus.

Panic as NY int'l dorm orders students out amid COVID-19 lockdown

India

Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Indian Americans organise protests after violence in the Indian capital that was worst since 1984.

Hundreds rally in US cities against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

US-Iran escalation

Fears of increased 'Iranophobia' grip Iranian-American community

Amid US-Iran tensions, many Iranian Americans fear they will face increased discrimination. Some already have.

Fears of increased 'Iranophobia' grip Iranian-American community

United States

Iranians detained, asked about political views at US border: CAIR

CBP says claims that its detaining and refusing entry to Iranian Americans due to country of origin are 'false'.

Iranians detained, asked about political views at US border: CAIR

Police

NYPD crackdown on subway fare evasion 'criminalises poverty'

Activists slam New York City effort to go after fare evaders and call for an end to police brutality.

 NYPD crackdown on subway fare evasion 'criminalises poverty'

Climate Change

Bangladeshi-American teen activist fighting for climate action

Rebeca Sabnam, 16, highlights risks Bangladeshi women and Rohingya face due to climate change as COP25 gets under way.

Bangladeshi-American teen activist fighting for climate action

Kashmir

At US congressional hearing on Kashmir, call to end lockdown

Lawyers and human rights advocates testify at hearing, demanding investigation into current crisis.

At US congressional hearing on Kashmir, call to end lockdown

United Nations

New York: Thousands rally for human rights in Kashmir

Members of various faith, ethnic groups rally to stand with Kashmir and pledge their fight will go on.

New York: Thousands rally for human rights in Kashmir

United States

Kashmir in focus at Muslim Day Parade in New York

Organisers estimate nearly 3,000 people attended annual parade, which focused on security lockdown in Kashmir.

Kashmir in focus at Muslim Day Parade in New York

Kashmir

How a red dot symbolised Kashmir resistance against India's move

While the region remains locked down, Kashmiri diaspora uses social media to organise protests and mobilise opinion.

How a red dot symbolised Kashmir resistance against India's move

Arts & Culture

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens

Museum of the Palestinian People will exhibit artwork, cultural documentation from Palestinian contributors worldwide.

First Palestinian museum in Washington, DC, opens

Islamophobia

After Christchurch, US mosques bulk up security during Ramadan

Increased security at mosques prompts debate among Muslim Americans over community's relationship with law enforcement.

After Christchurch, US mosques bulk up security during Ramadan