A platform for new writers, researchers and campaigners
The Platform is a comment site offering a space for critical and creative global exchange – to understand ourselves and the world we live in. We want to give our international community of writers the stage to engage with a readership and define the issues that matter through original and quality journalism.
We believe that everyone has the right to an opinion, and we aim to promote an online space of empowerment. We want to champion ethical campaigns, bring minority affairs and insights to the forefront, and celebrate invigorating commentary on the diverse spectrum of arts and culture.
Writers range from young to mature commentators who include among them leading academics, specialists, journalists and politicians, along with insightful contributions from up-and-coming writers, generating a rich exchange of ideas.
We publish an array of written treasures including in-depth analysis, shorter features and round-ups, and occasionally, poetry and photo galleries.
If you’d like to submit a piece, please read our writers’ guidelines.
Providing regular commentary and analysis on politics, world, society, arts and spirituality
Working together with writers to nurture talent and creativity
Seeking strong analysis from expert writers at specialist and grassroots levels
Unravelling global issues through global voices
Presenting unheard views and stories from local, minority, and faith-based communities
Showcasing faces, places, campaigns, arts, films and culture on the fringe
Striving for a free press
A commitment to working with writers to nurture and develop their skills
Transparency and integrity both within the organisation and in our online coverage of news and events
Encouraging humanity, equality, diversity and sustainability through coverage
Covering and celebrating culture beyond traditional media
A commitment to innovation in both online and citizen journalism
Meet the Team
Zainab Rahim and L Amatullah
Politics & Society
Editor: Raashid Riza
Editor: Sharaiz Chaudhry
Editor: Tijen Horoz
US Editor: Theodora Danylevich
Editors: Louis Bayman (Film) and Taslima Begum
S U Ahmad
A W Khan
Social Media Team
For comments, suggestions and to become a writer for us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘new writer’ in the subject heading. Please see our writers’ guidelines page. Thank you.
The views expressed within the content of The Platform are solely those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of The Platform.
Co-Founders of The Platform: Zainab Rahim, L Amatullah and Mujibul Islam