About me

About Sa7afi.net
Sa7afi [read sahafi – Arabic for “journalist”] offers news and analysis about the Arab world and the changes that are shaping the “new” face of the region.

Phonetic Arabic internet slang uses the number 7 for the letter ح (pronounce h).   

About me
Mug shot David Poort
I am a deputy editor for the Al Jazeera English website covering stories from across the globe with focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Libyan uprising, and Lebanon in the wake of the conflict in Syria.

Before joining Al Jazeera in 2010, I worked as Middle East correspondent for BNR, a dynamic radio station in Amsterdam, after having been with the station for five years as producer and reporter in the Netherlands. During my time as Middle East correspondent, I was based out of Jerusalem and covered stories from across the region and Afghanistan for BNR and a number of other European outlets.

In June/July this year, my journalistic career saw a short yet exciting change in focus, as I headed up the FIFA World Cup coverage for the Al Jazeera English website, based out of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

All views expressed in this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

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