IBRAHIM RAHMAN is a presenter, blogger, reporter, filmmaker, web designer and developer. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Cambridge Rise, a digital media network providing positive news and for the Cambridge community and beyond through multiple social media platforms. He has previously worked as a broadcast journalist for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Cambridge 105 Radio, and assisted ITV News with delivering national coverage from the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.
Ibrahim has been shortlisted for numerous awards for his work in media. He was nominated for a national film award at the Limelight Film Awards 2015, and was a ‘Regional Journalist of the Year’ finalist at the Asian Media Awards 2015. Ibrahim was also nominated under the ‘Services to Media’ and ‘Services to Creativity and Technology’ categories at the British Muslim Awards for 2016 and 2017 respectively.
A graduate in BSc (Hons) Information Security and Forensic Computing, Ibrahim’s adventures in broadcast journalism started in 2012 at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, reporting on Islam for the Sunday Breakfast show. He delivered a four-part series on Ramadan, focusing on topics such as fasting, family, prayer and charity, whilst interviewing a range of local guests. The series was aired in July-August 2013 and repeated in June-July 2014. Ibrahim returned in October 2013 to interview pilgrims who previously went on the Hajj (pilgrimage). He also covered the Eid celebrations in Cambridge (October 2012, August & October 2013, August 2014).
Ibrahim continued his work as a reporter in late 2014 for Cambridge 105 Radio. He went on to become the presenter of Cambridge 105 Sport, a live Saturday afternoon programme covering the latest local and national sports news.
In 2016, Ibrahim presented Youth Corner, a web series chat show on LB24. The aims of the show were to showcase the achievements of emerging talent, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories, and discuss topics that are important to them. Ibrahim left the show to enrol at the Cambridge TV School in 2016, where he completed a course in TV and video production. He is currently presenting for Cambridge TV, hosting shows focusing on various subjects such as the arts, culture and technology.
Ibrahim is a blogger for HuffPost UK. His first article was published in October 2016, focusing on his utilisation of digital media to engage and empower the youth within the British Bangladeshi community. His second piece was published in January 2017, examining the efforts to drive social change through technology in London’s East End. Ibrahim’s latest post featured in their ‘Born and Raised’ series and was published in April 2017, sharing his reflections on 60 years of family history and heritage in Cambridge.