Writer and editor

Inside the Doha-based Libya TV

Added on by Anealla Safdar.

Being born out of a revolution means the channel cannot escape the label of being a propaganda tool. The staffers readily embrace that they are not only propaganda participants, but soldiers.

Read More

The UAE Five are free, but is the media?

Added on by Anealla Safdar.

On November 28, four Emiratis and one stateless resident of the United Arab Emirates were jailed for threatening state security by insulting the country's leaders. They had called for a boycott of September's Federal National Council elections and were charged in connection with anti-government demonstrations.

Read More

A Libyan's journey to Doha

Added on by Anealla Safdar.
When I left state television, they were in denial that I had left to come here. They even photoshopped pictures of me and placed them showing me shaking the hands with different government officials. Read More

The day Israel shot me

Added on by Anealla Safdar.

At the moment I was about to click, I realised that the soldier’s gun was pointing at me. A shot hit my left wrist, which was busy trying to focus my camera. The bullet went in the side of my chest and exploded inside of me.

Read More

Saadia's story

Added on by Anealla Safdar.

Before Saadia Sehar’s husband went to cover a story in Afghanistan for Reuters, she teased him to grow a beard before attempting to report on the Taliban.

Read More