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Phoebe Leila Barghouty
Phoebe Leila Barghouty

Phoebe Leila Barghouty is a Palestinian-American journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. Her work focuses on human rights issues across MENA. She has written and produced for VICE News, Forbes Middle East, and other international outlets. She holds a Master's in Journalism from Stanford University and earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, with a triple concentration in Journalism, Race & Ethnicity, and Modern Greek.

Following 9/11 anniversary, hurricane Florence cuts Guantanamo hearings short

On the 17-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the week-long pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay was cut short due to the anticipation severe weather from Hurricane Florence. The schedule...

Defense teams in 9/11 case call for disqualification of new judge

Monday (September 10) marked the first appearance of the new military judge appointed to preside over the case of the United States versus the five men accused of plotting 9/11.On the first day of the...

Uncertainty over ‘improper’ release of classified CIA information in 9/11 case

The 30th pre-trial hearings for the five men accused of planning and facilitating the September 11, 2001 attacks kicked off on Monday with several heated arguments regarding distribution of “top...

IN PHOTOS: World Refugee Day in the wake of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy

On Wednesday in New York City, a surprisingly small crowd marched through midtown toward the United Nations building in support of refugees around the world. Despite new data from the UNHCR showing...

Trump tweets under spotlight during 9/11 pre-trial hearings on Gitmo

The latest pre-trial hearing for the five men accused of planning 9/11 came to a close this Friday, with defense attorneys putting special focus on the ways in which US government continues to delay...

After missing deadline, Pentagon delivers new policy on Guantanamo transfers

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has submitted an updated policy to the White House regarding who can be sent to Guantanamo Bay for detention. According to Department of Defense spokesperson...

‘Punish a Muslim Day’ passes peacefully but hate crime concerns remain

A viral letter that began circulating online over a month ago had New York City police officers on high alert this Tuesday. The letter advertised April 3rd as “Punish a Muslim Day,”...

PHOTOS: New Yorkers raise over $350k for mental healthcare in Gaza

On Saturday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency hosted its annual New York City five kilometer race to raise money for mental health care in Gaza. UNRWA holds several races across the United...