Journalist | Born in Kabul. Raised in Little Kabul. Declared independence in DC. back in Kabul. Views are my own [but if you like 'em, بفرمایید].

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Biography

Born in Kabul. Raised in Little Kabul. Mastered International Media in DC. Moved to Doha to cover Afghanistan for Al Jazeera English. Returned to the new Kabul to cover Afghanistan for AJE, VICE News and the Christian Science Monitor. Currently Afghanistan-based journalist for The Los Angeles Times.

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@alibomaye — 16,870 followers, 62,870 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

@JedediahBila weren’t The View cohosts upset that Sean Spicer was at the #Emmys then they had Scaramucci on …?

Sep 22, 2017

It’s a tale as old as time: plumber meets demonic turtle, demonic turtle kidnaps plumber’s girlfriend, plumber defeats demonic turtle https://t.co/3DK2mziHwE

Sep 22, 2017

@kait_zilla @vulture I used to send my coworkers videos of Mario dragging Bowser by the tail Mario 64 as motivation "I'm Mario"

Sep 22, 2017

@kait_zilla @vulture First newsroom I worked in, Features editor was this big mean guy, I called him Bowser, started wearing a Super Mario shirt to work

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Online Producer at Al Jazeera English

Have you ever used a typewriter?

When I was little I used to write stories on my father's typewriter in the garage.

How is social media changing news?

It can add a lot of on the ground nuance. It can also make you really lazy, and at times really incorrect.

Awards

South Asian Journalism Awards

2012 - Outstanding arts, culture, or travel story about South Asia, or worldwide South Asians diaspora