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A million miles from ISIS

January 21, 2016

Macro and micro - two perspectives separated by just one tiny vowel. Living in a country which is not your own is a privilege. It gives you the chance to look at things differently. Every time I go for a run or a walk in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, I get to see Islam at the micro level. The level lived by so many million muslims around the world. This story is about that community of spirit.

Beirut Skyline with Alice Out There from AMO Media Associates

“Thank God for Hezbollah” – the strangest of statements

February 8, 2015

Back in Beirut to lead a two day workshop on reporting women's issues, I was struck as always by the diversity and vivacity of the city. The war in Syria and the advance of ISIS is just across the border. I wondered what its effect would be.