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Riham Osman

Communications Coordinator, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Washington D.C.

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Riham Osman uses her expertise as a digital media strategist and communications expert to advocate for the civil rights of American Muslims.


Based in Washington, D.C., Riham Osman directs the Muslim Public Affairs Council's (MPAC) national digital media and communications strategy. Ms. Osman works to protect the civil rights of American Muslims through the use of digital media public affairs and advocacy. Ms. Osman has had the opportunity to interview President Barack Obama about the impact of surveillance on the Muslim community during a live Google+ “Presidential Hangout Road Trip” following his fifth State of the Union address. In 2015, she also joined President Obama for a round-table discussion during the White House Ramadan dinner where she engaged the President in a conversation and raised pressing issues impacting the future of Muslims in America. She has represented the American Muslim perspective on various media outlets, including NPR, Voice of America, ABC, NBC, HuffPost Live and CCTV and has commented on policy issues such as countering violent extremism and anti-Muslim sentiment in publications such as the Washington Post, Bloomberg, the Huffington Post and the International Business Times.


  • US Politics
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Women's Issues, Discrimination and Bigotry, Civic Engagement

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