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Denise Hassanzade Ajiri

Journalist ajiri.denise@columbia.edu

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Ranjit Bhaskar

Toronto-based communication professional with a newcomer’s fresh eyes and interest in the city and all things Canadian. A …

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Anu Shukla

I am a UK-based multi-media journalist with bylines published at The Independent, Al Jazeera, Reuters and The New …

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Leonie Kijewski

Journalist based in Cambodia. Writing about politics, business and human rights in Southeast Asia. Fluent in English, German, …

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'Daryaft' aspires to curate stories that allow our readers 'to inquire', 'to examine' and/or 'to question' the status …

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Latest Articles

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia's government is preparing for the European Union to partially and temporarily remove the country's Everything But Arms (EBA) trade privileges on Wednesday, in the wake of a 2018 political crackdown. The EU warned Cambodia last February it would withdraw the scheme unless it made more effort to improve the human rights situation. The deadline for a decision is February 12.
By Leonie Kijewski
Al Jazeera

After UK leaves EU on January 31, what will change?

On Friday evening, as the clock strikes eleven, Britain will leave the European Union. More than three and a half years since the EU referendum, during which the country has seen two general elections and much political wrangling, the wishes of 17.4 million Britons will be realised. • What price will the developing world pay for Brexit? But do not expect an end to the drama. January 31 marks a single page-turn in the Brexit odyssey and the next chapter could be just as fraught. A transition p
By Alasdair Lane
Al Jazeera

Young British Muslims support homeless over Christmas period

London, United Kingdom - Young Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom are attempting to deliver 10,000 meals to rough sleepers by the end of the year, and have pledged to clean the streets after New Year's Eve celebrations in a bid to start 2020 by helping the environment. Adeel Shah, 24, is among the group working with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), which describes itself as the UK's oldest Muslim youth organisation. He told Al Jazeera that on Wednesday, Christmas Day, the group
By Anu Shukla
Al Jazeera

Amazonian leaders' long campaign for climate justice

Madrid, Spain - Some of them have not been home for nearly three months. Representing indigenous communities from across the Amazon rainforest, several dozen activists arrived in Europe in October to attend a Vatican synod on the environmental crisis in their region.
By Paula Dupraz-Dobias
Al Jazeera

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

Siem Reap, Cambodia - On Cambodia's Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of "severe drought", there are concerns the situation will get even worse. "Every day we can only find about one or two kilogrammes of fish, and you can see there are many people in the family," fisherman Lay Non said. "How can we feed everyone?"
By Leonie Kijewski
Al Jazeera