Kanbar Hossein Bor

Kanbar Hossein Bor

Coordinator, Global Campaign for Media Freedom

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9th December 2020

Kanbar Hossein Bor

by Kanbar Hossein Bor

Coordinator, Global Campaign for Media Freedom

The frontline of defending media freedom

Around the world, media freedom is under attack. In the last decade, over 1000 journalists and media workers have been killed. They face a multitude of challenges, from violence to repressive laws. Yet, their role in our societies could never be more vital. In the battle between facts and falsehoods, journalists play a key role […]

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29th March 2017 London, UK

Kanbar Hossein Bor

by Kanbar Hossein Bor

Coordinator, Global Campaign for Media Freedom

Visit to Leicester Faith School

Last week I had the pleasure to visit Leicester, one of the most diverse places in the UK and home to the UK Premier League champions! I was there to spend time at an Islamic faith school to share my reflections with 14-16 year old young Muslims about my journey to the UK as a […]

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21st September 2015 London, UK

Kanbar Hossein Bor

by Kanbar Hossein Bor

Coordinator, Global Campaign for Media Freedom

Proud to be British – Proud to be me. My journey as a refugee to a British diplomat

Like many, I have been moved by the tragedies unfolding amidst the great migration crisis of our time. I want to share the story of my journey from a refugee to a British diplomat. I hope my personal reflections can help both combat the stigma attached to refugees (and some criticism aimed at the UK), […]

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About Kanbar Hossein Bor

Kanbar Hossein Bor is a British Diplomat and an international lawyer by way of background. Kanbar studied at Rectory Comprehensive School and Hampton Grammar School. He went onto to study…

Kanbar Hossein Bor is a British Diplomat and an international lawyer by way of background.

Kanbar studied at Rectory Comprehensive School and Hampton Grammar School. He went onto to study Law at Warwick University and completed a Masters in International Law at Cambridge University (St. Edmund’s College). Before joining the Foreign Office as a lawyer, Kanbar practiced constitutional law, criminal law and international law as a barrister.

During his service in the Foreign Office Kanbar has held a number of posts, both as a lawyer and diplomat, including: the Netherlands (Head of International Law Team and UK Agent to International Court of Justice), Iraq (Head of the Human Rights Team), Libya (Head of Libya Team) and most recently in Liberia where he was briefly Acting Ambassador during the Ebola crisis. He has also successfully led UK delegations during several multilateral conferences and meetings. Including in Vienna, Geneva and New York.