Despite some glaring mistakes, in recent years Canada has made a difference when it comes to human rights, refugees and conflict, especially in the Middle East. But with the bar set low globally, that work must continue, writes Kareem Shaheen.
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Montreal-based journalist and former Middle East correspondent
Kareem Shaheen is a journalist and columnist based in Montreal. He is the former Middle East and Turkey correspondent for The Guardian, and was previously based in Istanbul, Beirut and Abu Dhabi. He was nominated for a Frontline Club Award for print journalism for his coverage of the Khan Sheikhun chemical attack. He holds a master’s degree in war studies from King’s College London.
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