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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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 — 18,101 followers, 63,431 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

@lindseyromain @EclecticMethod she just had to go and ruin that teenage Star Wars crush with her damn zionism, damn you, Portman!

Nov 22, 2017

Yes, but so did Obama, who made Afghanistan the "most drone-bombed" country in the world, and George W Bush, who started the latest war

Nov 22, 2017

RT @GlobPeaceIndex: Countries that suffered the greatest impact from terrorism in the 2017 Global Terrorism Index: 1. Iraq 2. Afghan…

Nov 22, 2017

@HaroonaMatata wrong. nationality: the status of belonging to a particular nation

Nov 22, 2017

"… but the relative who gifted us the cheap counterfeit was furious!" Rajani Pandit tells @RuchiKumar of childhood experience that led her to become a private detective |

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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.


South Asian Journalism Awards

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