Zan Azlee

Zan Azlee is a journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker and teacher. He has produced numerous documentaries and reports mainly from conflict areas such as Afghanistan, Lebanon, Southern Thailand, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. He has also written half a dozen non-fiction books relating to issues of politics, religion, race, conflict and journalism. Zan runs Fat Bidin Media (Fatbidin.com), a multimedia content development company, and is a regular contributor to various news organisations such as CNN, TRT World, BBC, Asian Correspondent, Global Post, VPRO TV and Malaysiakini.

My Sessions

Visual Journalism: Pictures Paint a Thousand Words

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Journalism Campus Panels

Information has existed since the beginning of time – from chiselling stone tablets to swiping on paper thin ones – and has evolved tremendously into various forms to keep up with the changing habits of consumers. How do we tell important stories in the age of Instagram? Have social media platforms given photojournalists a second […]


Screening: “We Are Animals”, by Zan Azlee

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Journalism Campus Screenings

Journalist and documentary filmmaker, Zan Azlee, spends several weeks in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. It is the world’s largest refugee camp, housing close to a million displaced Rohingya. Through his gonzo style of filming, he catches a glimpse of life in the camp through the residents, assists a group of medical volunteers from Mercy Malaysia there, and […]