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Jaafar Abdul Karim

Jaafar Abdul Karim

Jaafar Abdul Karim

Jaafar Abdul Karim

Jaafar Abdul Karim is the host of Shababtalk at Deutsche Welle. He writes a trilingual column for Zeit Online, and has a video blog at Spiegel Online. In addition to his work for Shababtalk, he has reported extensively from conflict areas in the Middle East. His recent reporting focuses on the refugee crisis, among many others. Abdul Karim has reported from Bar-Elias refugee camp in Lebanon, refugee centers in Lesbos, Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and from refugee reception centers in Germany, most notably from the crisis ridden Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs in Berlin (LAGESO)

He was named Germany's Reporter of the Year by Medium magazine in 2016. Born in Liberia and raised in Switzerland, Jaafar studied communications and computer science at TU Dresden and INSA Lyon. He has also completed a directing course at the London Film Academy. He holds a master's degree in communication and leadership from Quadriga University in Berlin.