I'm a multimedia journalist based in New York City. Ten years of my career was in the Middle East. I have covered economics, archaeology, technology, business, politics and social affairs. My work has appeared in APTN, AJ+, National Geographic, Reuters, the Colombia Journalism Review, Nature, Circa, the Daily Beast, USA Today, Al-Ahram Weekly, Nature Middle East, the Washington Times, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Al Masry Al Youm, Nile International, AOLNews, and McClatchy Newspapers. Fodor's Travel Guide to Egypt also features my work on Egyptology. I moved to Beirut in 2011 and have since been mostly between Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. Before moving to Beirut I was a researcher and notesender for the EIU and a news producer for Reuters-VCSS making video packages about world events. I was a reporter for Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition (later the Egypt Independent) and founded ICT Business magazine, where I was the Editor-in-Chief for two years. I have been regularly featured in the Global Village Voices segment on Al Jazeera English's Listening Post program. I taught journalism and media ethics at the American University in Cairo for two years.
How a Syrian kid in Jordan attends school to prepare for his future. For AJ+ Arabic.
Refugee families still lack basic goods, running water or electricity, relying heavily on handouts from aid agencies. A community centre allows their kids a semblance of normality. "I can study again now, that's better than losing another year of school", says 12-year-old Reem. For Journeyman Pictures.