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Daniel Trilling has been editor of New Humanist since September 2013. Before that, he was assistant editor at the New Statesman, writing on politics and the arts. He has reported from such diverse locations as Jamaica, St Petersburg and Stoke-on-Trent and is author of the book Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain's Far Right (Verso). His current research interests include refugees, religion and free speech, political extremism and conspiracy theories.
Samira Shackle is assistant editor of the New Humanist. She recently spent a year (2012-13) reporting freelance from Pakistan, writing about violent extremism, politics, religious minorities, and gender. Before that, she was a staff writer at the New Statesman, covering UK and foreign politics and "funny" (not funny) political stories for print and online. Her current interests include human rights, extremism/terrorism at home and abroad, South Asia (particularly Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan), and ethnic minority communities in the UK.
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