Leila Barghouty


Leila Barghouty is a supervising producer at The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2022, after working primarily as a freelance investigative journalist and filmmaker. Her coverage has focuses on the use of force with large and small-scale weapons by police and militaries against civilians around the world. She has reported from Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, Egypt, Turkey, and across Europe and the Americas. Prior to joining the Post, Leila worked on award-winning documentary series for Netflix, National Geographic, CNN, and others. Her writing has appeared in Teen Vogue, Slate, The Outline, and The Markup. She is currently an investigative journalism fellow at the Center for Media Innovation, focusing on how police misuse less-lethal and non-standard weapons.

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