Athar is a multi-award winning reporter and documentary maker for the BBC. His work focuses on exploring the nuances and intricacies of minority communities, providing a platform for voices and ideas often ignored by the mainstream media. Athar’s work is renowned for its robust, analytical yet sensitive deconstruction of often complicated issues, from an undercover investigation into the sexual exploitation of divorced Muslim women in the UK, to his award winning documentary on mental health conditions faced by men with body image issues. Athar regularly appears across international BBC news programs, providing analysis and insight on television, radio and online. He has presented feature length documentaries for the BBC World Service and has made films for a number of the BBC’s flagship news programs including Newsnight and the Victoria Derbyshire program. Athar’s tenaciousness and specialism in delivering original forms of investigative journalism has seen him recognized as a key ethnic minority voice within the industry, leading to him being shortlisted for New Journalist of the year at the British Journalism Awards. Athar also has a MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London.
Journalist for BBC
Main Pillar: Media
Areas of Expertise: Journalism and New Media Technologies
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
City of Residency: London, U.K.