Borzou Daragahi ??

Borzou Daragahi ??


International Correspondent for @Independent covering Middle East, Europe, & North Africa. Senior Fellow at @ACScowcroft. DM me ideas.

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U.S. police have attacked journalists at least 100 times in the past four days. Via @NiemanLab ⁩

Am also sure the cops and thugs defending Ben Ali in Tunisia and Mubarak in Egypt nine years ago were all about “dominating the battle space.” They failed miserably.

“Many law enforcement agencies not only fail to adequately investigate misconduct allegations, they rarely sustain citizen complaints. Disciplinary sanctions are few and reserved for the most egregious cases.”

Russia and China are flooding social media with content targeting the ongoing unrest and violence in the United States

Tunisia, the Arab world’s only democracy, is easing lockdown measures today after successfully fighting off coronavirus Meanwhile Egypt, a throwback military dictatorship, just surpassed 1,000 Covid-19 deaths

Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious using neck restraints in last five years, report says

First cops in Louisville shot dead a popular business leader. Then they likely tried to cover up what happened by claiming they hadn't turned on their cameras.

UN ‘didn’t say when the talks would resume or give further details’

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Turkish social media was heartbroken over the viral photo of a Syrian refugee shoeshine boy staring in from the outside of a southeast Turkey gym (left). So the gym gave the 12-year-old Muhammad Hussein a free lifetime membership. (right, DHA photo)

Journalists at Saudi consulate in Istanbul spotting cleaners coming into building just before Turkish investigators are scheduled to arrive to probe Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (via APTN feed)

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Flashback: 1979 anti-hijab rally in Tehran, Iran, a day before theocratic regime forcibly and violently began imposing veil on women

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Seems world leaders didn't "lead" #CharlieHebdo  marchers in Paris but conducted photo op on empty, guarded street

Student protesters at Tehran’s Beheshti University take pains to avoid trampling on US and Israeli flags painted on entrance walkway

This is what hell on earth looks like: hungry, freezing men, women and children flee as men with guns open fire in ruins of Aleppo, Syria

Breaking: Iraqi parliament to discuss retaliatory blocking of visas for all Americans, including contractors & journalists (MoFA source)

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