I'm a journalist working in the US and Middle East since 2003 in multiple formats. Polk Award winner for reporting in Syria in 2013. Worked on the Al Jazeera America launch for Fault Lines, a Peabody-award winning documentary program. Spent a year at Vice News as a correspondent and producer after that. Currently based in DC and back on the freelance side. Shooting with a C300.
In early March 2015, while the world was watching Iraqi government forces advance on the Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit, IS was launching a series of assaults on what little remains of the Government-held parts of the provincial capital, Ramadi, which had been under siege for over a year, and would fall to IS a month later.
Fault Lines traveled to Texas to examine the difficulties of disrupting what the U.S. government now refers to as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
A growing number of American cities are ticketing or arresting homeless people for essentially being homeless. The new laws ban behavior commonly associated with homelessness like reclining in public, sharing food or sitting on a sidewalk.
Fault Lines returns to Libya and investigate what NATO's humanitarian intervention has achieved after in the two years since Gaddafi was overthrown.
More than one million Syrians are currently living in limbo in Lebanon, which now hosts more refugees per capita than any other country in the world. VICE News returns to the Al Marj refugee camp, to see how the people there have survived during the last year.
As violence escalates across the Middle East and North Africa, the United States remains the largest exporter of weapons to the region, and private US defense companies and contractors have opened local offices as the demand shows no sign of abating.