Manzoor Cheema

Founder of Media Diversion and Muslims for Social Justice. Coordinator of Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia.

Manzoor was awarded the 2014 International Human Rights Award given by The Human Rights Coalition of North Carolina. In 2005, Manzoor launched a public access TV program in North Carolina called Independent Voices that depicted local and international grassroots human-rights and social-justice movements. Broadcast from 70 public-access TV stations around the country, Independent Voices won an award for the best documentary-based TV show from The People’s Channel in Chapel Hill, NC.

Manzoor studied Immuniology at North Carolina State University and at Veterinary Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, where he worked on a campaign for economic rights for subsistence farmers. His writings and interviews have been published by more than 30 U.S. and international media organizations.