Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
| Muhammad Idrees Ahmad |
|Alma mater||Strathclyde University|
|Interests|| • Syria|
• White Helmets
Lecturer interested in the white helmets whom the UK Border Agency unsuccessfully tried to deport.
Dr Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is a lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling in Scotland and a co-editor of PULSE. He is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, a columnist at The New Arab and the author of "The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War".
In January 2012, Dr Ahmad won his appeal against a UK Border Agency bid to deport him after his bank balance slipped below £800. He was finally granted his “post-study work visa” after a judge in Glasgow found against the Home Office decision. His supporters have described it as a victory for common sense. Dr Ahmad, who came to Scotland in 2004 and studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, gaining a PhD in sociology, was offered a job at an English university on a salary of around £35,000 a year, just days before learning he would be deported.
Writing about Syria
- Syria in 2018 is not Iraq in 2003
- Syria and the case for editorial accountability
- Why Macron is wrong about Assad
- Is It Time for the US to Pull Out of Iraq and Syria?
A Document by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Outrage over killing of journalists is essential||Article||11 November 2018||Anna Politkovskaya|
|Above all we need to protect the laws and institutions which would have protected Anna Politkovskaya, Marie Colvin and Jamal Khashoggi had they been universal. We need to treat a threat to journalists anywhere as a threat to journalists everywhere.|