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Shams Al-Shakarchi

Writer, Editor

Location icon United Kingdom

Journalist and editor with a near-decade's experience in news and feature writing, spanning UK regional news, Middle East affairs and corporate communications.


Client Work

Upfront (TfL)
The future is green

I edit Upfront, a monthly digital magazine for Transport for London employees. This is the September 2019 issue focusing on the climate emergency.

On The Move (TfL)
In good faith

otm spoke to three London Underground colleagues of different faiths about giving back to their community

On The Move (TfL)
Round the clock

The work doesn’t stop when the trains do. otm joined colleagues at Morden to see how crucial night-time planning and maintenance ensures a smooth-running morning service

Middle East

The New Arab
Everyday Iraq: Photographers capture life beyond bombs

'People want to have a happy life, no matter where and when, and that's also the case in Iraq,' said photographer Ahmad Mousa. With bad news breaking in the country almost every day, it would be reasonable to assume Iraq was always a war zone.

The New Arab
Blog: Let this be the last plea for Aleppo

"We have tried death by chemical weapons, by barrel bombs, by mortar shells. We have tried death by drowning in the Mediterranean, by freezing in refugee camps. There is no death that the Syrian people have left to try." For Stephen O'Brien, the UN's top humanitarian official, it seems he has tried every form of words possible.

Local newspapers

Kent and Sussex Courier
London Olympics 2012

Olympic Torch arrives in Tonbridge after intervention by Olympian

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