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Dorothée Kellou


Quick Thoughts: Dorothée Myriam Kellou on French Cement Giant Lafarge's Operations in Syria

[A Lafarge-affiliated facility]

[In June 2016, French journalist Dorothée Myriam Kellou published the results of her groundbreaking investigation of the French cement giant Lafarge’s operations in Syria, replete with payoffs to armed groups and indications of covert dealings with the Islamic State (IS) movement in order to facilitate the continuation of operations at the company’s plant in northern Syria. Her work was additionally featured on the France 24 television station. Jadaliyya interviewed Kellou ...

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A Romanticized Oriental Wedding in Marrakech

[The bride and groom. Image by author.]

Dikra and Sofian are both children of North African immigrants to France. Sofian grew up in a culturally mixed family. His father is Algerian and came to France in his late twenties to pursue his doctoral studies in Paris. There, he met Sofian's mother, a French woman of Spanish descent (Her family had fled the Spanish civil war and found refuge in France). Dikra's parents are originally from the city of Fez in Morocco. They arrived in France for work in the seventies. Dikra ...

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Dorothée Kellou


Dorothée Myriam Kellou is a journalist and film maker based in Paris. She has an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and an MA in International Relations from Sciences-Po Lyon. She contributes regularly to the France 24 website “Les Observateurs”. She previously worked for France’s Ministry of Foreign and European affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.