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’m Sakhr Al-Makhadhi, and I’m Executive Producer at AJ+.
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.
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.
THE ARAB SPRING
I used to live in Damascus, and in the early days of the Arab uprisings, I was a regular commentator on BBC television and radio. I reported for the BBC World Service from Lebanon and Jordan.
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.
The quickest way to get hold of me is by email. I’ll try to respond within a few hours: [email protected]