WELCOME! My name is Vivian Salama. I’ve worked as a journalist for the past 14 years. This blog originally started off as a place to showcase my reporting, but it has since taken on a life of its own.
In case you’re wondering:
I’m a native of New York but have lived in the Middle East and South Asia on and off since 2003. Most recently, I’ve been reporting from North Africa and the U.S. and covered some of the biggest stories of 2012-13 including the Egyptian presidential election and attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Until late 2011, I was based in the United Arab Emirates as a correspondent for Bloomberg News, during which I covered revolutions in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Syria. I have also been based in Lahore, Pakistan. My byline has appeared in various publications including Bloomberg News, Newsweek Magazine, Business Week Magazine, Time.com, WashingtonPost.com, USA Today, the Daily Star and the International Herald Tribune (to name a few). I’ve also appeared as a commentator on networks like the BBC (TV and Radio), South African Broadcasting Corp. (TV), Bloomberg TV, TVNZ, France24, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC), Voice of America and NPR. Prior to moving East, I was the producer for NBC and ABC News in New York.
I’ve also reported from sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, China, North and South Korea and the United States.
In early 2008 I completed a masters degree at Columbia University. In Fall 2007, I spent the semester lecturing on Global Media issues at Rutgers University.
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