Zafirah Mohamed Zein

Zafirah Mohamed Zein

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Unearthing the age-old wisdom of Asia’s traditional architecture

Our latest piece on traditional architecture in Asia highlights the local knowledge and vernacular methods that once shaped how people built their homes. In their process of telling this story, our writer Zafirah Zein and designer Munirah Mansoor uncover a wealth of forgotten wisdom and contemporary research on building sustainably

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Off the gr

I can’t write anymore because of social media. Okay, more like, I don’t write anymore because of social media.

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Where to begin? My guide to pitching a data story

I’ll be honest — three years in the field of storytelling/journalism has not made me much more confident about pitching stories than when…

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Transitioning from journalism to data storytelling: Telling human-centric stories

Let’s be real — it was tough. During my first few months at Kontinentalist, I can now admit with less shame (since I’ve accepted it’s all…

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Not In Our Name

On the morning of Saturday July 23, I was on a bus to Washington DC to attend the American Muslim March, organized by Florida-based group…