Haider Al Safi is a London-based Iraqi journalist and media consultant, covering Middle Eastern politics. He started working as a journalist in 2003 during the American invasion of Iraq and ran the office for The Independent newspaper in Baghdad. Together with his colleagues he covered stories from all over Iraq, exposing him to the dangers of war – he was caught in crossfire, kidnapped and witnessed suicide attacks. He is the executive producer of HARDtalk Arabic.
Information valid as of autumn 2016.