I spoke to BBC Newsday about the mass detentions and deportations of African expatriates working in Abu Dhabi.
On June 17, my colleague Avi Asher-Schapiro and I joined Paris Marx on his Tech Won’t Save Us podcast to discuss our investigation into Facebook’s blindspot when it comes to Arabic-language gay conversion therapy content.
Listen to the full episode on Google Podcasts, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.
[Published here June 1, 2021]
“Money makes the world go round” is a well-known saying. In Iraq, however, it is “dirty money”. Even after more than a year living in Baghdad, I still got surprised by how much of public life in the war-weary country relied on the circulation of illicit funds – and how formalised this corruption had become.Continue reading
I was honored to speak to the BBC World Service about rising criticism of the way Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms moderate their content, particularly when it comes to Palestine.
Here’s the full interview, with my comments at 19:50.
On January 21, 2021, I was hosted by DW English for a brief update from Baghdad on that day’s twin suicide attack on a commercial district in Baghdad, which were later claimed by the Islamic State group.
The full video is available below.
On November 23, 2020, I had the privilege of moderating a panel of esteemed experts, hosted (online) by Chatham House and focused on the challenges facing Iraq’s youth — which make up nearly two-thirds of its population.
The full discussion can be found below.