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Sara Hussain

Aspiring foreign Correspondent

Boston, MA

Sara Hussain

Sara Hussain works at a non-profit in Boston. She was previously an intern at ABC News and Fusion in Washington D.C. and attended Chatham University, where she studied Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. She was originally born in India and moved to the US when she was nine years old. She would like to use her background in media to do profile stories on prolific women of color.

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Rewriting history doesn’t erase your crimes

Queen Victoria was a heinous bitch and before I spill the tea on this Dumb AF queen of tiny, no-sunshine island in europe, y’all can watch this Dumb AF trailer right here: Now the tea (it’s Earl Grey): As I was saying, queen victoria was a heinous bitch. Actually, let me amend that. She wasn’t just a heinous bitch.
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Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders

Thousands of Bostonians packed into Copley Square on Sunday, Jan. 28, for a demonstration organized by the Center for American-Islamic Relations in MA in solidarity with Muslims and immigrants. President Trump’s temporary executive order placed an immigration ban on seven countries that are home to large Muslim populations: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
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History of American Police = Slave Patrols

I have learned a lot about history. I have learned about US History, World History and European History but I have never formally learned about my history. I have also never completely learned about the history of people of color. American schools don’t teach us a composite history. How can they in 28 days?
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Running for president in a post Obama landscape

Every presidential election is historic but some more than others. The 2008 and 2012 presidential elections were historic for an obvious reason: Barack Obama. And the 2016 Presidential Election will also be historic because of him. It’s a post Obama world that we live in now or more specifically, a post Obama political landscape.
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Agritourism farm earns African entrepreneur a ticket to Washington

Amadou “Chico” Cissoko hopes his entrepreneurial success will inspire other young Africans to launch their own startup ventures. Several years ago, he created an agritourism business on his family farm in Kindia, Guinea that brings expatriates and young people from around the world together to learn about agriculture, business, farming and diplomacy.
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8 Books to Guide You Through the World Cup

The world is divided into two groups of people: those who look forward to the World Cup every four years, and those who don’t realize they’re soccer fans until the World Cup starts. For the latter, those recent converts to the soccer religion, here is a reading list you’ll want to page through before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, so you too can become a soccer expert.
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Why the Obama Administration Wants to Cut Fulbright Funding

The Fulbright Program may no longer be the darling of the State Department’s study abroad initiatives. President Obama recently proposed a 13 percent cut for what has historically been the prime international exchange program in the 2015 budget proposal. He wants to direct funding toward international academic exchange programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia instead.
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The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrea Daza Tapia

The Freedom Chat is a new video series by Sampsonia Way featuring interviews with journalists and other media workers facing censorship and repression in their home countries. In these Q&A’s, conducted via video chat, journalists talk with Sampsonia Way about press freedom, anti-free speech legislation, and exile. For our third segment we talked to Andrea Daza Tapia, a freelance reporter for Venezuelan newspaper Prodavinci. Three years ago Tapia left Venezuela to attend the Blanquerna School of Communications at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain. She is now the press officer for the school and continues to write about Venezuela.
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Sarah's Bill

Sarah Pesi, a young college student in Pittsburgh, PA made history by writing her own legislation, Sarah's Bill. Sarah's Bill became Sarah's Amendment in Pennsylvania Senate Bill 681 which provides protection to victims of sexual and verbal assault.
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The Freedom Chat: A Q&A With Linor Goralik

The Freedom Chat is a new video series by Sampsonia Way featuring interviews with journalists and other media workers facing censorship and repression in their home countries. In these Q&A’s, conducted via video chat, journalists talk with Sampsonia Way about press freedom, anti-free speech legislation, and exile. For our second segment we talked to Linor Goralik, a journalist, poet, and cartoonist living in Moscow. Born in Soviet Ukraine, Goralik emigrated to Israel as a child and moved to Russia in 2001. She has published several books, including Anyway: Very Short Prose, Martin Doesn’t Cry, and Gendered Woman: The World of Barbie from the Inside and Out.
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The Freedom Chat: A Video Call with Naziha Syed Ali

Sampsonia Way is excited to announce its newest series: The Freedom Chat. Through Skype we are reaching out to journalists and other media figures from around the world to share their firsthand experiences with censorship, repression, and exile. In this very first Freedom Chat, Naziha Syed Ali comments on a multitude of threats felt by journalists in Pakistan.
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Poet Joy Harjo Reads "Bird"

This video features author and poet, Joy Harjo, performing her poem "Bird" at City of Asylum's annual Jazz & Poetry Concert 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. This video was edited by Sara Hussain.
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About

Sara Hussain

Sara Hussain is a writer, photographer and videographer. She lives in Boston and enjoys eating, sleeping and watching cartoons. She attended Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. Sara was the Managing Editor of her university's student newspaper and completed internships at WQED, Global Focus: Year of Vietnam, Sampsonia Way Magazine, ABC News and Fusion, Inc. She's interested in freelancing and collaborating in digital media projects.

You can contact her at hussain.z.sara@gmail.com.

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Skills

  • WordPress
  • TweetDeck
  • Hootsuite
  • Basic CSS
  • Basic HTML 5
  • YouTube
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Compressor
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • AP Style
  • Video Logging
  • Editing
  • iMovie
  • InDesign
  • Filming
  • Social Media
  • Google Documents
  • Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Understand Punjabi
  • Writing
  • Gimp
  • Fluent in Hindi and Urdu
  • Can read and write French
  • Photoshop