Journalist | Poet
Reuters, May 2018
Eight Syrian refugee families in New Jersey, who have been living in mice/roaches/bed-bugs infested apartments with a drunk man trying to break one of their ceilings in the middle of the night, sued their landlord after he failed to respond to their complaints, and instead threatened or bullied them.
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Syeda Samira Sadeque is a New York-based Bangladeshi journalist, middle-child, and poet focusing on migration, the refugee crisis, gender, and mental health. She completed her M.S. in Journalism from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.
Samira began her journalism career in Dhaka, Bangladesh, covering the 2013 factory collapse, the country's ethnic and religious minorities, and its LGBT community. Her work has appeared in Reuters, Al Jazeera, Quartz, The Lily, The Daily Beast, AJ+, The Wire.in, Scroll.in, and the Dhaka Tribune among other publications.
Samira graduated from Mahindra United World College, India in 2008 and from Grinnell College in 2012. She is a 2014 Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) Fellow, a 2016 Panos South Asia Fellow, and a 2016 ICFJ Digital Media Fellow.
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