I thought exposing the suffering of ordinary people in Syria’s civil war would compel the world to act. It didn’t.
Kareem Shaheen / @kshaheen
Montreal-based journalist, former Middle East correspondent for the Guardian
Kareem Shaheen is a journalist, editor, and columnist based in Montreal. He is an Arabic satire writer, senior editor at Newlines Magazine and a former Middle East correspondent for the Guardian.
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