Human Rights in Practice: The Making of the “Mosul and the Islamic State” Podcast

Virtual Friday, Apr 22, 2022 12 – 1:15 pm Watch the Recording

Join the Pozen Human Rights Center for an exclusive behind-the-scenes discussion on the production and media coverage of the Mosul and the Islamic State” podcast.

Omar Mohammed, host of the podcast series, is a historian and lecturer at the University of Mosul who currently teaches Middle East History and Cultural Heritage Diplomacy at Sciences Po University in Paris. He reported under the pen name ‘Mosul Eye’ after the city was captured by the Islamic State in 2014.

Audio editor, Andrew Mines, AB ‘18, is an alumnus of the Near East Languages and Culture major and Human Rights minor program. He will speak on his experiences as an undergraduate and young professional, and how they led him to his role on the podcast produced by the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. 

About the Podcast (from the Program on Extremism's website): "When the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh) captured Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul in 2014, it heralded a period of unimaginable terror and destruction. A young man named Omar, writing under the pen name ‘Mosul Eye’, secretly reported from the besieged city unveiling to the world apocalyptic scenes as militants desperately searched for him. For the first time, “Mosul and the Islamic State” tells the untold stories from inside the Islamic State’s reign of terror over this ancient city, the pursuit of justice in its aftermath, and the enduring struggle of its people for a better future."

“'Mosul and the Islamic State' is hosted by Omar Mohammed, written by Haroro Ingram, with audio editing by Andrew Mines. To learn more about the work that informed this podcast, please see: The ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement, the Mosul Eye website, and The Long Jihad."

To listen to “Mosul and the Islamic State”: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, Stitcher