Tehmina Kaoosji is an Independent Broadcast Journalist, Gender Activist and Communications Consultant currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A familiar and in-demand broadcast face, Tehmina has more than 8 years of LIVE breaking news and current affairs programming experience.
Most recently, she has anchored ‘Money Matters’, TV3 Malaysia’s flagship financial talk show.
She was with the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA), from 2014-2020, anchoring and producing special projects and annual highlights like the National Budget and Election coverage. She also anchored and produced the feminist talkshow ‘Tea with Tehmina’, ‘Bernama Today’ & ‘The Nation’, focusing on topics of national and regional current affairs.
Tehmina is a Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow and TedX Malaysia alumni. She has spoken at Malaysian Parliament on Online Hate Speech & Disinformation as part of the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR).
She participated in the German Federal Foreign Office’s Disinformation & Media Freedom workshop in Berlin. She has participated in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Journalism & Media Ethics Training in Tallinn, Estonia.
Tehmina combines solid news judgement with an engaging broadcast personality. She is a versatile and highly experienced moderator of high-level debates and conferences on a wide range of subjects- from business, economy and technology, to politics and women’s rights, sustainable development, public interest issues and media freedom.
Her expertise in deftly presenting and steering debate and conversations around Malaysian-centric news while keeping a broader lens on Asia and the global arena, assures non-partisan, solutions journalism outcomes.
Audiences and clients applaud Tehmina’s ability for humanising stories and contextualising broad based economic, political and social justice issues with grassroots realities.
In addition to her work with Malaysian media organisations, Tehmina also runs a boutique communications consultancy which specialises in advocacy and policy based outcomes for international organisations such as the United Nations Population Fund. Her work also focuses on collaboration and strategising with civil society and in particular, women’s rights organisations.