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Alexander Honeyman

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Alex is a journalism graduated from the University of Westminster. He has over six years of experience writing financial news and opinion pieces, specialising in shares, currency and the economy.
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Dana Al Jawini

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Dana is an aspiring Saudi journalist, born and raised in Saudi Arabia with a passion for writing, detecting, and sharing accurate facts. She is intrigued and curious about politics and history, yet her focal point and true passion lie with issues concerning women. Dana is currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is hoping to pave a path and a better future for young Saudi females within the Kingdom and beyond.
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Hasan Ali

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Hasan is a full-time journalist currently working as a broadcast producer. He has written opinion pieces about a number of subjects ranging from Brexit to Terrorism. He graduated from the University of Oxford and completed a master's degree at the Columbia Journalism School.
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Independent.ae

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Independent.ae is a multi-platform online news publication and educational resource focusing on the wider Middle Eastern region, its people, current affairs, lifestyle, and events, based on ethical journalism.
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Injeel Moti

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Injeel was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. In 2010, she moved to the UAE to pursue a higher education in media and communication. After she graduated from the University of Middlesex in Dubai, Injeel began her career in PR and has been working in the media industry for the past 4 years. She has been associated with various notable brands, events and launches in the UAE and GCC region.
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Jessica Foreman

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Jessica Foreman is a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle writing. She has developed her skills on projects surrounding the UK-based BBC, and running a print and online magazine. She is currently in the process of starting her master's degree in Mobile & Personal Communications, as well as broadening her horizons through travelling.
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Malik Al al-Shaikh

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Malik is a bilingual journalism graduate and the editor of the publication. He is a journalist with a passion for writing and publishing compelling narratives. He is also an avid reader, logophile, and a book collector, currently based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Mohammed Musthafa Azeez

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Mohammed Musthafa Azeez is a Qatar-based author with a long-standing dream of becoming a full-time writer. He currently splits his time between Dubai, UAE, and Doha, Qatar, and nurtures an interest in books, movies, TV shows and football.
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Omar Al-Harthi

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Omar Al-Harthi is a Zayed University graduate who joined the Independent.ae team as a Journalist, covering the UAE desk. He has previously written for his student newspaper and was, amongst his faculty, highly regarded as one of the brightest Emirati talents on campus.
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Sarah Hilton

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Sarah Hilton is our Managing Editor. A creative wordsmith with an excellent knowledge of the media industry. Her specialties extend into the creative content creation and writing, in addition to social media management. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in the UK, before moving to Dubai in 2014.
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Shereen Malherbe

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Shereen Malherbe is a writer, author and speaker based in both the UK and the UAE. Her debut novel, 'Jasmine Falling', has recently been released and is being featured on TV shows, in magazines and literary journals worldwide. Shereen has appeared on British Muslim TV and the Islam Channel to talk about her new novel, the representation of Muslim women in western media and current affairs topics such as Islamophobia.

Zahid Mahmood

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Zahid Mahmood is the technical brain behind Independent.ae - As webmaster of the online publication, he makes sure the website runs smoothly and is up-to-date with industry standards. Zahid is based in London and is currently studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary University. He has a strong passion for electronics, technology and gadgets. He began building websites at the young age of eleven and has since managed to build an ever-growing portfolio of clients.