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Writing and reporting about the Middle East is not an easy task, especially during these years of turmoil and upheaval. Following and reporting on these constant changes without a deep and compassionate understanding of the region will achieve little beyond predictable and lackluster content that offers nothing original — only recycled old ideas and stereotypes.

From my humble experience in the region, I share these dos and don’ts as to how the Middle East should be approached in writing and reporting:

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