I am a freelance journalist and writer, with a background in science, software, and other things.

My work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, the Christian Science MonitorThe Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, IRIN News, Al Jazeera English, the Boston Review, the Daily Beast, the Globe and Mail, and other outlets.  I also occasionally do radio work, for Free Speech Radio News.

I have reported from the US, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Pakistan.

I was born in Pakistan and raised in New Orleans.

You can reach me at umarfarooqmedia at gmail dot com