Taneems interest for human rights began when volunteering for Amnesty International in 2002, by helping out in fundraising events to demonstrations. This eventually drilled down to looking at specific cases and lobbying governments and specific MP:s, to support political prisoners unfairly imprisoned and treated in various countries.
In 2006, Taneem worked for the EuroMed network for youth trafficking prevention. This with a range of professionals working in different services across the Balkans. Workshops and trainings were held with the aim to see how one can use jobs and professions to raise awareness in the hope of reducing trafficking.
Nowadays, Taneem is raising awareness about human rights on his spare time. He joins events and demonstrations against various topical issues and conflicts around the world (and online, through social media). To fund daily living, Taneem is working with insurance. Taneem has a Bachelors degree with Honours in Financial Mathematics from the University of Kent.
Untold Stories gives voice to the very people who have had the basic human rights taken from them. Here, people who have experienced human right violations are more than numbers in vast statistics. Those who have their stories told here on Untold Stories are the exact people who have been oppressed and forced into silence. Untold Stories tells human rights stories with a focus on press freedom, freedom of expression and life in exile. Countries in focus are Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt, the countries with the highest number of jailed journalists in Africa.