Backlight: Left Behind

Insights from Lighthouse Contributor Abbas Azimi on our Left Behind Series

This month on Backlight we speak to Lighthouse contributor Abbas Azimi, a reporter on Left Behind – a series of investigations which look at the harms being suffered by Afghans that European countries have left behind. Abbas played a key role in finding sources, examining documents, interviewing people and verifying their identities for the investigation. This story is personal for Abbas because he also left Afghanistan in August 2021 – his work for the Afghan government and international organisations like the World Bank posed a danger to his life. Abbas spoke about his own personal experience, how he reported on the story and the challenges he faced when speaking to interviewees.

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