Sarah Zaaimi

Sarah Zaaimi is a journalist and international development professional. She has worked and lived extensively in Europe, North America and the MENA region in countries like the UK, Morocco, Egypt, Iraq and the US, where she reported from the field and managed development projects in more than 16 countries, including conflict and post-conflict areas. She recently worked as a news editor for the US Agency for Global Media after negotiating humanitarian access into Mosul, Iraq, with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Her career started 17 years ago as a journalist in Morocco, and she has since worked as a reporter, editor and producer for several international newsrooms like the BBC, Al Hurra, Al Araby TV and Asharq Al Awsat. Zaaimi has also collaborated with several international organizations on projects related to strategic communication, social media and conflict resolution. She holds an MSc in Development and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), an MA in Corporate Communication Management from l’Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and a BA in Journalism and Communication, and she is a former UN Alliance of Civilizations Fellow.

Muslims Will Not Kill God for Marianne

November 04, 2020

Two conflicting narratives have been clashing anew in extremely heated debates amid what we may call “a new cartoon crisis.” On one side, there is a sizable portion of orthodox Muslims with a strong aniconism tradition and who perceive the representation of sacred characters as unpardonable blasphemy. On the other...

Breaking Down the Un-United States

November 02, 2020

As I casually went through my daily press review, I came across one of those articles that paint Joe Biden as the future redeemer of the United States. I couldn’t resist the urge of commenting, even if that meant breaking the rule I had set for myself to remain a...