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Re: Orient is a podcast about people in media who trace their roots back to the region that stretches across from North Africa all the way over to Southwest Asia. This show was made possible by AMEJA members and producers Sarah, Dalya and Cat as well as Noor and Najib. More episodes are on the way. Be sure to like and subscribe so you do not miss any of these fascinating and informative conversations.   

Episode 1: Laila Al-Arian on Objectivity

In conversation with Laila Al-Arain (@LailaAlarian), executive producer of Al Jazeera's Fault Lines

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Episode 2: Ramtin Arablouei on Context & Storytelling

In conversation with Ramitin Arablouei (@ramatinarablouei), co-host and co-creator of NPR's first history podcast Throughline.

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Episode 3: Rowaida Abdelaziz on Covering the Community

In conversation with national reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz (@Rowaida_Abdel), who has covered islamophobia & immigration at the Huffington Post. 

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host bios

Noor Wazwaz (@nfwazwaz) is a Palestinian-American audio journalist based in NYC. She is currently reporting two narrative podcasts for Audible, which will focus on government surveillance and the “war on terror.” Noor is a Chicago native, a graduate of Medill's School of Journalism and a perpetual homesick daydreamer.

Najib Aminy (@JIb821) is a producer for Reveal. Previously, he was an editor at Flipboard and spent time reporting for newspapers such as Newsday and The Indianapolis Star back in the day. He launched the critically acclaimed indie podcast Some Noise. He is Afghan-American, a lifelong New York Knicks fan, has a cat and is a product of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. 

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