Welcome to Pink Jinn, the politics and culture blog that tells stories, unravels misconceptions and celebrates the beauty of the Middle East and North Africa.
Whether you’re a professional working in the region, a student of Middle Eastern languages, politics or culture, or you’re simply trying to understand the stories dominating the news headlines, you’re in the right place!
We focus on politics, travel, culture and women’s empowerment in the Middle East in order to promote a better understanding of one of the world’s most confusing and often misunderstood regions.
Laura Cretney – Founding Editor
Laura started Pink Jinn in 2015 to share her experiences of the Middle East and its remarkable people. She has two first class degrees in Middle East Politics and Arabic from Durham University and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She has lived and worked in the region and is now Director of Al Ishara Consulting, a political and regional consultancy that provides expertise for businesses, governments and organisations with an interest in the MENA.
If you are interested in joining our team or collaborating with us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org