A journalist since 2009 and member of the National Union of Journalists and the Society of International Media & Press Photographers, I specialise in covering foreign affairs, human rights and general news in the Arabian Peninsula, and Sub-Saharan Africa, especially East and Central Africa.
I have reported from Lebanon, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi for a diverse range of publications. These include the International Business Times, the Independent, the Evening Standard, The New Statesman, Jazeera Magazine, Yahoo News and the Daily Telegraph.
I have appeared as a guest analyst on a number of prime-time news programs including African network Arise News, the Islam Channel TV and KBIA, a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate.
I am currently working with Project Masam, a humanitarian landmine, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive device (IED) clearance programme in Yemen. I support the media, advocacy and demining experts' teams in undertaking media campaigns (press releases, content across electronic, print and social media). I regularly write articles, features and blogs for the organisation and help produce multi-media content.
Nominated for the Rising Star of the Year at The HeadlineMoney Media Awards 2014, I was most recently nominated for the 2016 One World Media Awards in the New Voice Award category.
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