National Security Correspondent, Toronto Star
Toronto Star's National Security Reporter, author of Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism's Grey Zone (amzn.to/SGAqu7) & Guantanamo's Child.
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thestar.com — When Yemen's streets erupted in protest in 2011 , Alaa Jarban quickly became a familiar face. Young, educated, handsome and articulate, he was a favourite among English-language media as he helped smash the stereotype that Yemen was nothing more than Al Qaeda country. On Twitter, he describes himself as an "awesome youth activist."
cpj.org — It was well past mid-day in Eastleigh, a shanty district on the east side of Nairobi, Kenya. The billows of dust rising from the rock-scarred road showed a government that had long lost interest in the neighborhood. A young man, struggling with horribly dry conditions, was fighting with his...
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