Fuuse’s commitment to promoting human rights, gender equality, freedom of expression and intercultural dialogue has been acknowledged through multiple awards and nominations for several of our projects.


2017: Islam’s Non-Believers nominated in the category for Best Investigation at the Asian Media Awards

2017: Fuuse is nominated at the Creative Diversity Network Awards for Production Company of the Year and Best Current Affairs program for Jihad


2016: Deeyah Khan becomes the first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity

2016: Deeyah Khan awarded Telenor’s Culture Prize for the work she produces through Fuuse

2016: JIHAD nominated in the category for Best Documentary on Current Affairs at the 2016 Grierson Awards

2016: sister-hood awarded Best Website at the Asian Media Awards

2016: Fuuse founder Deeyah Khan awarded Norway’s Peer Gynt Prize chosen by the Norwegian Parliament for her work promoting Norway on the global stage.

2016: BAFTA nomination for Jihad.

2016: Best Short Documentary award for Jihad at the NYC Independent Film Festival.

2016: JIHAD nominated for a Golden Nymph Award at Monte-Carlo TV Festival

2016: Deeyah Khan named a commended finalist at the Red Women of the Year awards for multiple Fuuse productions including sister-hood.

2016: Deeyah Khan was Awarded Gunnar Sønstebys Memorial Fund, which was established in 2015, in the memory of Gunnar Sønsteby. The purpose of this award is to honour those individuals or organisations who has emerged as a courageous defender of the fundamental values of democracy and helped to ensure the country’s freedom and independence.



2015: Norwegian Ministry of Arts & Culture Human Rights Award for Jihad.

2015: University of Oslo’s Human Rights Award for our films and events including Fuuse Forum and World Woman, raising awareness of women’s voices.

2015: Plan Jentepris (Girls award which is held on every 11 October, International Day of the Girl Child) from its Norwegian branch for Banaz, World Woman and for raising awareness of honour violence, forced marriage and FGM.



2014: Iranian Woman CD receives the German Phonographic Critics Award



2013: Deeyah was shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Arts Award for the work of Fuuse art & activism

2013: Bergen International Film Festival Award for Banaz

2013: Emmy Award for Best International Current Affairs Film for Banaz.

2013: Peabody Award for Banaz

2013: Banaz nominated for RTS Award



2012: Ossietzky prize which is Norwegian PEN´s prize for outstanding achievements within the field of freedom of expression