Kareem Shaheen

Kareem Shaheen / @kshaheen

Montreal-based journalist and former Middle East correspondent

Kareem Shaheen is a journalist and columnist based in Montreal. He is the former Middle East and Turkey correspondent for The Guardian, and was previously based in Istanbul, Beirut and Abu Dhabi. He was nominated for a Frontline Club Award for print journalism for his coverage of the Khan Sheikhun chemical attack. He holds a master’s degree in war studies from King’s College London.

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The 'only way forward' for media freedom

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July 9, 2019

As policymakers and journalists meet this week in London, former Middle East correspondent Kareem Shaheen explains why supporting independent media is the key to press freedom in that region — and to democracy everywhere.