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Vivian Salama

USA/Middle East

Vivian Salama is an award winning reporter, producer and blogger. Currently based in Lahore, Pakistan, she has reported for various publications from across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, the United States and North and South Korea. She has also appeared as a commentator on the BBC, France24, South African Broadcasting Corp., TVNZ, NPR and as a reporter for Voice of America radio. Her byline has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, the National, Jerusalem Post, and the Daily Star. Salama has an MA in Islamic Politics from Columbia University and she previously worked as a lecturer of international journalism at Rutgers University. Close.

Vivian Salama

USA/Middle East

Vivian Salama is an award-winning reporter, producer and blogger. Currently based in Lahore, Pakistan, she has reported for various publications from across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, the United States and North and South Korea. more »

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July 31, 2008 4:01 PM

Queen, Comedians Use YouTube To Fight Stereotypes

If I had a nickel for every time somebody has asked me if I walk like an Egyptian, I'd be well into retirement!! Apparently, I'm not alone.

A team of Middle Eastern-American comedians has banded together, with the help Jordan's Queen Rania, to promote an awareness campaign against stereotypes. The video released this week is just the latest installment on Her Majesty's YouTube channel geared toward encouraging global dialogue to counter racism, violence and hate. "Queen Rania: The YouTube Queen," as the project is called, encourages viewers to express their opinions of the Middle East and discuss the stereotypes they believe or have experienced.

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