Mais Al-Bayaa is an Emmy and Robert F. Kennedy award winning British Iraqi producer director focusing on the Middle East. She has a masters degree in Human Rights and International Law from Kingston University in the United Kingdom. Mais has covered the humanitarian crisis and the political changes in the Arab world since 2003 with focus on Iraq and Syria and has a reputation for investigations and work in hostile environments for International print and broadcast outlets like the Guardian, Channel 4, BBC, PBS Frontline and others. She produced investigative documentaries like ISIS and the battle for Iraq for Channel4, Undercover with the clerics; Iraq secret sex trade for BBC and PBS Frontline and directed the film Bahrain: Breaking the silence for BBC Arabic.
This report synthesises the findings of three research reports, which explored media responses to three terrorist incidents – the Chibok kidnapping in Nigeria in 2014, al-Shabaab attacks in Nairobi in 2013 and 2019, and the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka in 2019. These papers – part of an ongoing project led by International Centre […]
In its last hours in office, the administration of former US president Donald Trump designated Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), prompting uproar that the resulting sanctions would worsen Yemen’s dire humanitarian situation. Trump’s successor Joe Biden swiftly reversed the move amid fears of imminent famine, but the policy shift caused consternation […]
In the fifth and final part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore the required approach to minimize harm should prevention fail, and how this can be done, exploring victim- and human rights issues among others. The chapters explore issues of traumatisation, public panic, economic disruptions, revenge acts and human rights […]