North of England Correspondent, Senior Editor, HuffPost UK
A multi-award winning journalist, Aasma Day is based in Preston, Lancashire, working for HuffPost UK. Her work brings in a perspective and views from outside the London bubble to the national news agenda. Aasma specialises in investigations and original stories with a human interest focus and wants to ensure people from all diversities of life have the chance to make their voices heard and to highlight inequalities and injustices they may be facing. She has a particular interest in real life and health related stories and telling the tales of those battling poverty and trapped on the margins of society, as well as those who have stories of inspiration and hope. She also likes spending time on the frontline at organisations to portray the reality of important issues. Aasma has more than 20 years experience as a journalist. She previously led the JPIMedia Investigations Team and was a Lifestyle Editor, Investigative Reporter and columnist. She has won and been shortlisted for awards including The Paul Foot Awards, the O2 Media Awards, the Regional Press Awards, the Medical Journalists' Association Awards, Mind Media Awards, Asian Media Awards and the Rosemary Goodchild Award for Excellence in Sexual Health Journalism. She is fluent in Urdu and understands Punjabi and Hindi and is keen to hear from people from all communities, particularly those who feel they are not being heard. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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