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Sam Dagher

Sam Dagher has reported in the Middle East for more than fifteen years, most recently for The Atlantic . He was the only non-Syrian reporter for a major Western media outlet based in Damascus from 2012 to 2014, a period during which he was arrested by a pro Assad militia and briefly held in an underground mukhabarat (secret police) prison. He was later expelled from Syria for reporting deemed unfavorable to the regime. He has worked for the Wall Street Journal , the New York Times , the...See more