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Welcome to my blog! I am Saifullah Muhammad – multimedia journalist. I am very passionate about creative writing, filming and digital designing. I have experience in several mediums including; photography, video, digital design, magazine, newsletter, newspaper copy fitting, audio and video editing. I am Fluent in seven languages and experienced in working with different organizations and governments. Now I write articles, news pieces, multimedia stories and opinions for different news outlets including Spoke Online and Toronto Star. My writing and stories were published by Toronto Star, Global News, Spoke Online, Rvision Media, CTV Canada, CBC Canada, Waterloo Region Records and local media agencies.

I’m expected to graduate from Conestoga College’s journalism program in April 2019.

Call me # 1519 588 7757 or send me an email at – saifulrohin@gmail.com

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Saifullah Muhammad: A Short Bio

Muhammad Saifullah spent part of his childhood in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Today, he’s studying in Kitchener to be a journalist, so that he can help tell the world about what’s happening to his people.

Saifullah is Rohingya, a member of the Muslim minority in Myanmar. He remembers when his family had to leave their farm and move to Bangladesh thanks to government persecution. He was just five years old.

Saifullah was lucky. He managed to leave the refugee camp when he was 10, to attend school in Bangladesh. He had to hide his identity and sneaked back into the camp at night to visit his parents, brothers and sister. Later, he got a scholarship to attend university in Thailand. After two years, he moved to Malaysia and taught Rohingya children in a United Nations school.

The young journalists got help writing and editing from reporters at Al-Jazeera, Agence France-Presse and Reuters before he moved to Canada.

The broadcast is now available in some countries on satellite TV and broadcasts to many of the 3.5 million Rohingya globally in several languages including Arabic, Burmese and English. In 2016, Saifullah came to Canada as a refugee. He was sponsored by a relative living in Kitchener. The Rohingya population here, though tiny, is still the largest in the country.

Saifullah has tried to raise awareness. Last year he and others started the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative, a non-profit advocacy group.  Saifullah, whose family still languishes in that refugee camp 25 years later, has met with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to ask that this country let in more Rohingya refugees.

He also met several times with Bob Rae, the former Ontario premier who was this country’s special envoy to Myanmar.