SAKHR
AL-MAKHADHI

Executive Producer, AJ+

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Stop calling it the Gaza border. It's not. Here's why:
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2 weeks ago

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“Capitalism is broken.” And this Nobel Peace Prize winner has got a plan to fix it.
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10 months ago

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Imagine living in a house with Israeli settlers occupying the floor above.

Is this the most occupied city in the world?
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11 months ago

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ABOUT ME

I’m Sakhr Al-Makhadhi,
and I’m Executive Producer at AJ+
leading a team that’s doing some of the most creative storytelling on the internet.

We are reinventing journalism for a young, media-literate audience that cares about social issues and wants to engage with the news, not just consume it.

I won the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award 2012-2013 in Berlin, for Understanding Syria, on the BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show.

And my package on the Islamic State in Britain, for the BBC World Service, was nominated for the 2015 One World Media Award.

At AJ+, I produce, present and report from across the Middle East, reaching millions of viewers.

JOURNALISM IN TIMES OF WAR

I wrote a chapter of Journalism in Times of War, talking about conflict, social media, our new relationship with the audience, and how to work ethically in this new space.

THE ARAB SPRING

I used to live in Damascus, and in the early days of the Arab uprisings, I was a freelance reporter, filing packages for the BBC World Service from Lebanon and Jordan. And I made regular appearances on BBC television and radio from the UK.


TELEVISION IS DEAD

If you care what I think about the future of journalism, check out my talks at the International Journalism Festival in Italy, a class of future journalists at the University of Oxford, and at the Oslo Media Meeting.

TELEVISION, RADIO AND PRINT

I started as a BBC news trainee in 2004, produced for BBC Radio Five Live, read the news on the national radio network at ITN, and edited J, a magazine about Arab culture.

CONTACT ME

You can email me at sakhrlondon – gmail.com