Laila Al-Arian is a writer and producer for Al Jazeera English in Washington DC. She received an M.S. degree from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2006. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Alternet, The Independent,The Guardian, The Australian, United Press International, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. She has also interned at USA Today.
Laila is the author, with Chris Hedges, of Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians (Nation Books). The book is based on their 2007 Nation magazine investigative piece "The Other War," which was selected as one of Project Censored's 25 most important undercovered news stories of 2008. She can be reached at Lailaa@gmail.com.