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Vivian Salama


Al-Jazeera's (R)Evolution?

[Screenshot of Al-Jazeera host Faisal Al-Kassem reporting on Syria.]

In March of 2011, an unusually forthright editorial by an anonymous writer made its way into The Peninsula Qatar, an English language daily bankrolled by a member of the emirate’s ruling family. At the time of publication, protesters had already toppled the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt, uprisings were in full swing in Libya and Yemen, and in the Persian Gulf, Bahrainis were gearing up for what would prove to be a bloody battle, only days after the op-ed ran. “Businesses ...

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Vivian Salama


Vivian Salama is an award-winning journalist who has reported on the Middle East and South Asia for the last decade. Her work appeared in Bloomberg News, Business Week, TIME, Newsweek, the Daily Beast, the Washington Post and USA Today, as well as a number of academic journals. She has also appeared as a commentator on BBC, France24, Bloomberg TV, TV New Zealand, CBS News and many more. She recently covered the revolutions in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen. Salama has also reported from North Korea, China, Kosovo and the Balkan countries, and various locations in sub-Saharan Africa. Salama has an MA in Islamic Politics and International Security from Columbia University and in 2007, she lectured on Global Media issues at Rutgers University. Salama is a former fellow at the East-West Center.