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Firsthand Stories
A platform for firsthand narrative accounts. Here’s where you can find the story behind the story for our AJ+ content and more.
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A platform for firsthand narrative accounts. Here’s where you can find the story behind the story for our AJ+ content and more.

Editors
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AJ+
AJ+ is news for the connected generation, sharing human struggles, and challenging the status quo. Download the app to be a part of a global community.
Writers
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Tawanda Kanhema
Product Manager @Pocket
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Christina Cerqueira
Multimedia journalist for @ajplus. Tweets are my own.
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Shadi Rahimi
multimedia journo, filming doc @BoysoftheBullet, contributing to @AlMonitor. co-founder SNAG Magazine. talk to me: shadi@shadirahimi.com
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Shadi Rahimi
Shadi Rahimi is the Deputy Producer of Engagement at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s new social media and mobile-first project. shadirahimi.com / @shadirahimi
Go to the profile of Ethar El-Katatney
Ethar El-Katatney
Cynical, int'l-award-winning journalist. MA, MBA. Apathetic bookworm. Sarcastic author. Jaded but still quixotic Ibn Battuta Wannabe. Executive producer @ajplus
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hadsrobinson
producer at AJ+, specialize in politics, law, environment and outdoorsy things
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Steph Ivy Whiteside
News. Knitting. Cats. Shenanigans. Works @AJplus. Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
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Sarah P. Murphy
Interested in everything. Except maybe cars. (But also sometimes cars.) Was in Kosovo and elsewhere, now in SF. Recovering philosophy major. Doing stuff @AJPlus
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TheSalafiFeminist
A Goth, (Steam)Punk, wannabe-biker niqaabi feminist who may or may not be a Salafi according to your definition thereof.
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Hagar Shezaf
AJPlus Global Engager, Middle East & North Africa. Based in Jaffa
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Suhail Akram
Doing digital news things with @ajplus! Past BBC. From Kashmir. Based in Doha, Qatar.
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Carmel Delshad
@ajplus Producer & Global Engagers Manager | Former radio reporter @wmfe | RFK Europe Human Rights Journalism Award ‘12 | @cunyjschool '11 | Formerly in Cairo
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Paula Daibert
Producer @ajplusespanol & @ajplus | Brazilian covering stories from all over Latinoamérica | #português #español
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Dolly Li
doin it for the culture. i make videos at @goldthread2, previously @ajplus