About Me2019-11-25T20:59:39+00:00

About Me

I am a senior reporter for Middle East Eye based between Johannesburg and New York City. I currently focus on issues of race, identity and culture in the US.

I previously worked for Al Jazeera English between 2010-2018 in which I was part of a team that won numerous awards for our breaking news and in depth coverage of the Arab Spring. I have reported from across the African continent, as well as South Asia, covering politics, development and poverty.

My four-part investigation into the shocking behavior of peacekeepers in war zones, titled: Why do some peacekeepers rape? won the 2017 UN Correspondents Association International Prize (Silver) for coverage on UN activities.

I am the author of Zuma’s Bastard (Two Dogs Books) which was republished as The Moslems are Coming (Harper Collins India); the e-single No country for the poor (Harper Collins India) and Out of the Shadows: Exposing the killings and attacks of persons with albinism in Malawi (with Sorin Furcoi; Amnesty International, 2019).

I have also written for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, among others.

Over and above my writing, I have also dabbled in documentary film. My short doc Out of sight in Kashmir was published by Al Jazeera English in November 2019. 

Other work:

I am the co-founder of The Daily Vox in South Africa, a digital platform that provides youth with an opportunity to elevate their stories into the national conversation. Read more about The Daily Vox here  or here.

In October 2018 I joined the Nieman Foundation as a visiting fellow to explore how digital media can improve their coverage of neglected stories from rural South Africa.

If you are looking to collaborate or have a story idea, do get in touch .