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Syria Now / What is Aleppo?

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Syria Now
What is Aleppo?
{{langos=='en'?('17/10/2016' | todate):('17/10/2016' | artodate)}} - Issue 3.2
Hosted by Bassam Haddad

Conversation with Al-Hayat journalist and friend, Ibrahim Hamidi, on Aleppo and various other topics. 

Guests

Ibrahim Hamidi
Ibrahim Hamidi

Ibrahim Hamidi is London based journalist and Research fellow and co-founder at Center for Syria Studies At the Center for Syria Studies (CSS) in St Andrews University, Scotland. He is the head of Syrian office of the leading Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayat, which he previously headed its Damascus Bureau.

Ibrahim Hamidi is London based journalist and Research fellow and co-founder at Center for Syria Studies At the Center for Syria Studies (CSS) in St Andrews University, Scotland. He is the head of Syrian office of the leading Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayat, which he previously headed its Damascus Bureau. His daily reporting and analysis of the events in Syria have gained reputation as the leading source of information and analysis to the conflict in Arabic. Many of his articles are translated to English and published in several outlets. His work focuses on strategic issues in the Middle East with special insight into Syria's internal and regional politics and the spread of extreme Islamist groups in the country. He is particularly interested in researching and analysing Jabhat al Nusra (JAN), which gained a strong hold in Idleb countryside, the area he comes from and in examining the dynamics that enabled JAN to infiltrate the Syrian society, the way in which it is transforming the area and the local communities and the risks is poses on and prospect for a stable united Syria. Hamidi is a co-founder of the Arab Investigative Journalism Program (ARIJ), and previous head of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) office in Damascus. He holds B. A. in journalism. 

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