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

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Samira Shackle
31 August 2012
Filming is set to begin for a movie about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French politician who stepped down as head of the...
Samira Shackle
17 August 2012
Jailed for three years for taking part in "illegal gatherings".
Samira Shackle
08 August 2012
The rise of porn in India.
Samira Shackle
07 August 2012
Murder is murder.
Samira Shackle
27 July 2012
As the Olympics get underway, Stratford is unrecognisable from the place it was a year ago. The previously run down...
Samira Shackle
12 July 2012
Compensation of 70,600 yuan for forced abortion.
Samira Shackle
29 June 2012
Bizarre celebration of survival.
Samira Shackle
15 June 2012
400 women called Sarah say yes.
Samira Shackle
14 June 2012
Woman forced to abort at 7 months.
13 June 2012
Attacks are anything but impersonal.
13 June 2012
Which box do you tick on forms that ask for your ethnicity? I go for “Mixed [white/Asian]”. Because this is...
11 June 2012
Introducing a themed week on the NS blogs.
The Staggers
08 June 2012
It is beyond doubt that a massacre took place in the Syrian village of al-Qubair. The British-based Syrian Observatory...
The Staggers
07 June 2012
An arrest warrant has been issued for a member of Greece's extremist far-right party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi)...