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OMAR CHATRIWALA DOHANEWS. While serving as a journalist and editor at AJE for four years. Shabina Khatri is an American journalist who worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Wall Street Journal before moving to Qatar in 2007 to begin a freelance journalism career. Global Voices Online. Al Jazeera English. and supported by a robust community of thousands of contributors.4 ABOUT US Doha News is founded and edited by Omar Chatriwala and Shabina Khatri. and has served as an adjunct lecturer in journalism at Northwestern University in Qatar since 2010.CO . followers & subscribers. SHABINA KHATRI Omar Chatriwala has been based in Qatar since 2006. when he arrived for the launch of Al Jazeera English. He has also taught multimedia journalism at Northwestern University in Qatar and currently serves as a digital content consultant for the Doha Centre for Media Freedom. She has written for the Huffington Post. he helped the channel launch a number of digital products.

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