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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 on the way so be sure to like and subscribe.   

Episode 1: Laila Al-Arian On Objectivity

In conversation with the Executive Producer of Al Jazeera's Fault Lines. 

host bios

Noor Wazwaz 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 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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