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Sep 22 7 tweets 2 min read
Protests are sweeping Iran & women are burning their hijabs after the death last week of Mahsa Amini, following her arrest by the “morality police”. Human rights groups say at least 8 have been killed. Last night, I planned to ask President Raisi about all this and much more. 1/7 This was going to be President Raisi’s first ever interview on US soil, during his visit to NY for UNGA. After weeks of planning and eight hours of setting up translation equipment, lights and cameras, we were ready. But no sign of President Raisi. 2/7
May 19 9 tweets 4 min read
The Taliban have ordered female news presenters to cover their faces. We visited @TOLOnews this morning, as the newsroom worriedly discussed this new Taliban edict, and whether to keep going at all. 🧵 1/9 Station director Khpolwak Sapai considered just shutting down and leaving – but then decided against it. @TOLOnews has many female journalists, and “we will leave the last decision to them,” he says. 2/9
May 18 9 tweets 4 min read
This morning, we visited a Kabul fashion studio turned alternative education facility. It’s operated behind closed doors ever since the Taliban stopped girls attending public high school. The hope is to help girls who are prevented from going to school to learn a vocation. 🧵 1/9 Image 17 year old Rokhsar wanted to be a doctor. Now she’s training as a dressmaker. “We are feeling very bad,” she tells me. “Girls are not able to go to school, staying home, doing nothing.” She hopes at least as a dressmaker, she can earn money to support herself and her family. 2/9 Image
Mar 10 5 tweets 2 min read
President Zelensky made this VERY important statement this week, via @ABC: "Regarding NATO, I have cooled down regarding this question a long time ago, after we understood that NATO is not prepared to accept Ukraine..."

@ABC "… The alliance is afraid of controversial things and confrontation with Russia."

Zelensky added: "I'm talking about security guarantees…"

Sep 15, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
.@melindagates: “After 20 years of gains on extreme poverty, we now have another over 35 million people dropping backwards into extreme poverty, which means they live on less than $1.90 a day. That is unbelievable… We’re going to have a lot of building back to do – a lot.” “It’s going to take us probably decades – probably one decade, and in some areas two, to regain back” what has been lost due to coronavirus, says @melindagates.
Dec 2, 2019 4 tweets 1 min read
When investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered by car bomb in 2017, it was a shocking attack on freedom of the press and a heartbreaking loss for her family.

Now we may be getting that bit closer to bringing those responsible to justice. Six months after Daphne was killed, I spoke with her sons, Matthew and Paul. They swore they would stop at nothing to bring those responsible to justice:…
Aug 2, 2019 6 tweets 3 min read
THREAD: Just two weeks ago, I spoke with @HurdOnTheHill.

On Thursday, he announced he wouldn't run for re-election.

On July 15, he told me: "I go into communities that most Republicans don't show up in order to take a conservative message." @HurdOnTheHill 2/ I read Hurd a quote from Joe Straus, the Republican former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Straus said: “I think he is Exhibit A in Texas for what the future of the Republican Party needs to be.”