Rabiah Ahmed is the former Media and Public Affairs Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council where she focused on generating awareness of MPAC's policy positions as well as strategic communications for the larger American Muslim community. Today, she is CEO of Mirza Public Relations: a strategic communications firm that specializes in media relations, marketing, multimedia production, and event management.
A media professional with more than 15 years of communications experience, Rabiah has worked extensively on public perceptions of Islam and Muslims and has launched campaigns such as "Muslims Care" and "My Faith My Voice" to address the rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society. She also also authored a media guide, “American Muslims: A Journalist Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims” and is frequent speaker at conferences.
Previously, Rabiah ran her own PR firm and served as a national spokesperson for her clients media on media outlets including, but not limited to: BBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, GEO, Al-Arabiya, NPR, WTOP, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and others.
Rabiah holds a MA in journalism form the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in mass communications from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Trump’s Anti-Extremism Proposal Could Alienate Muslims And Cut Funds To Fight White Nationalists
Huffington Post [February 10, 2017]
Muslim women answer Donald Trump with #CanYouHearUsNow hashtag
Campaign US [August 2, 2016]
Rabiah Ahmed: Speaking Out as a Public Relations Representative #MASO
FFEU [July 25, 2016]
US Muslims not associated with Daesh Takfiris: Activist
PressTV [December 22, 2015]
Rabiah Ahmed Speaks on CNN About Anti-Muslim Backlash
CNN [November 20, 2015]
Interpreting, Observing Ramadan
NPR [August 3, 2011]
Group: Hearing Excludes Diversity Of American Muslim Voices
NPR [March 9, 2011]
Muslim Americans Find Their Voice Amid The Shouts
NPR [September 5, 2010]