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Guardian appoints community affairs correspondents

The newly created roles will focus on reporting on the social, political and economic experiences of the UK’s diverse communities, with a particular focus on black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Guardian appoints community affairs correspondents
Katharine Viner: “It is important that Guardian journalism reflects the diverse communities which we serve.”

The Guardian has announced the appointment of Nazia Parveen and Aamna Mohdin as community affairs correspondents.

The new roles reflect the Guardian’s commitment to reporting on issues of race, diversity, inequality and community cohesion and will encompass news and features journalism across a range of digital, print, audio and video formats, say the publishers.

Nazia Parveen was Guardian’s North of England correspondent and joined the Guardian in 2015, prior to that she was the Daily Mail’s north west correspondent. Aamna Mohdin has been a Guardian news reporter since 2018. Previously she was a reporter at Quartz.

Further strengthening the Guardian’s commitment to reporting from across the country, Jessica Murray has also been appointed Midlands correspondent, the first since 1990. Jessica will be based in Birmingham and has worked for the company since 2018 when she was awarded a Scott Trust bursary.

Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media, said: “It is important that Guardian journalism reflects the diverse communities which we serve and these important new roles will enable us to drive and strengthen our reporting on minority communities.”

Additionally, Mark Rice-Oxley has been appointed executive editor for reader revenues, coordinating editorial involvement across a wide range of digital revenue streams and products; Frances Perraudin is appointed a deputy editor on the national news desk; and Alan Evans becomes acting head of environment.

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