Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.

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13 January 2014
Forced to represent themselves.
Samira Shackle
06 December 2013
An interview with Ahmed Kathrada.
Samira Shackle
12 November 2013
Yes, of course you can.
Samira Shackle
31 October 2013
After the Delhi rape case, a trial in Mumbai generates much less attention.
Samira Shackle
03 October 2013
Passed the dinner table test.
Samira Shackle
05 September 2013
As the US withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches, what will happen to Bagram prison?
Samira Shackle
21 August 2013
A to B.
Samira Shackle
15 August 2013
An internet recruitment drive.
Samira Shackle
25 June 2013
The Taliban v the vaccine.
Samira Shackle
13 May 2013
On Saturday 11 May, Pakistan went to the polls, and the mood was jubilant. The international headlines may have...
Samira Shackle
10 May 2013
Samira Shackle talks to the Ahmadis.
Samira Shackle
09 May 2013
The Shia minority Hazara are hoping for peace in Pakistan.
Samira Shackle
08 May 2013
It’s 7pm on a hot Sunday evening and I’m standing at a barbed wire barricade. Behind me is crowd of...
Samira Shackle
07 May 2013
The "shemale" candidates of Pakistan.