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Karl reMarks: The Middle East - A Year in Review

Karl Sharro, the political and cultural online sensation behind the popular Twitter handle @KarlreMarks, took a look back at the media’s depiction of key moments in the Middle East this year.


Karl was in conversation with British-Lebanese writer Nasri Atallah

Analysing the topical news and views of 2019, Karl brought his wry observations and witticisms to a discussion with British-Lebanese writer Nasri Atallah.


Famously known for his Middle East political and cultural online commentary - with frequent forays into satire - Karl Sharro's work has been featured in the BBC, Al-Jazeera, The Economist, Ted-X Talks, Wall Street Journal and Guardian among others. In 2016 Karl’s video ‘the simple one-sentence explanation for what caused Isis,’ went viral, with 1.6 million views on Facebook alone. Alongside his role as a satirist and commentator on the Middle East, Karl has practised architecture in London and Beirut.


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