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Tarek Ali Ahmad
Tarek Ali Ahmad

Tarek Ali Ahmad is a former journalist at Al Arabiya English and currently a media editor and journalist at Arab News. He covered the October 2019 protests in Lebanon and the country’s 2018 parliamentary elections, as well as the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos in 2020. He holds an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in Media and Communication from the American University of Beirut. Twitter: @Tarek_AliAhmad

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