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Ali Hashem is a journalist with a focus on Iran. He is the former Tehran bureau chief for the Arab news network Al Mayadeen, and a former reporter for Al Jazeera and the BBC. He writes extensively on Iran for Al-Monitor and Al Mayadeen and his articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, the Huffington Post, The National and Tokyo's Facta, among others.
He also reported several major news stories around the globe, war in SierraLeone, 2009 post Iranian presidential elections crisis, 2012 Venezuelan and Sierra Leonean presidential elections.
Follow him on Twitter @alihashem_tv and on Facebook.