Jamal Osman is a reporter for Channel 4 News.
Jamal Osman is a multi-award winning journalist and filmmaker specialising sub-Saharan Africa. He has been working with ITN/Channel 4 News since 2008. Jamal has scooped interviews with Somali pirates, the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group, Al-Shabab, exposed the illegal trade in UN food aid and told the struggles of Somali athletes training for the Olympics.
While Big Brother UK struggles to attract viewers, its African equivalent grows ever more popular. Now in its eighth season, it is the continent’s biggest reality show.
The arson attack on the al-Rahma community centre in north London – blamed on the EDL – has left local Somalis and their children deeply affected. Will the area and its people ever recover?
Following a well-targeted campaign, the UK government has banned khat, a stimulant drug widely used by members of east African communities in the UK.
A money transfer system allowing UK families to send cash back home is under threat after Barclays said it wouldn’t do business with transfer firms. Jamal Osman reports on the problem facing Somalia.
The economic crisis in Greece has led to a rise in support for the far-right Golden Dawn and an increase in racist attacks. Jamal Osman talks to one man who is fighting back.
As the Somalia Conference opens in London, Somali reporter Jamal Osman gives a personal account of the relationship between the countries, including how Britain may be playing catch up to Turkey.
Politicians often blame immigrants for not doing enough to integrate into society. But do they know what integration means? Jamal Osman shares his experience of moving to London from Somalia.
Somali pirates have kidnapped hundreds of people and cost millions in ransom payments. Jamal Osman finds journalists keen to interview them do not always get what they bargained for.
Amid the strikes, the job cuts and the violent Marikana protests – Jamal Osman reveals the appalling conditions in the country’s illegal mines that many workers are forced now to turn to.
Mines are closing across South Africa, forcing miners into illegal shafts, many of which face imminent collapse. Channel 4 News reports on miners risking their lives to feed their families.
As Kenya readies itself to go to the polls, watch our Google Hangout with Jamal Osman and guests as they look ahead to the Kenyan elections.
Voters in Kenya go to the polls to elect a new leader amid fears of a repeat of the ethnic violence that scarred the 2007 vote. Jamal Osman reports from the city of Mombasa, on the country’s coast.
As the One Billion Rising campaign kicks off Jamal Osman visits a South African village of just 600 people where police took five years to arrest a man for raping and murdering 24 women and children.
Khat, a stimulant drug, is chewed by around 90,000 people in the east African and Yemeni communities in the UK. But now the Home Office is considering banning the substance. Jamal Osman finds out why.
Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was detained by US border guards over Christmas. Our reporter Jamal Osman, a British Somali journalist, says it’s a common experience – and tells his story.