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Zahra Rasool, al Jazeera International, content innovation director

Zahra RasoolZahra Rasool is part of the Innovation Team at Al Jazeera and is currently leading the immersive media arm for the network. She is the studio's editorial lead and focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, virtual reality and augmented reality content.

Before joining Al Jazeera's innovation team, she was the managing editor of Huffington Post RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT's editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology.

In 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory that provides complete, concise and contextual news on a world map. She also worked with Fault Lines, an Emmy award-winning investigative documentary show on Al Jazeera. Her background is in documentary filmmaking and she is very passionate about new emerging platforms and immersive storytelling in shaping the future of the media.


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