Danya Hajjaji

Multimedia Journalist



local goes online (Columbia Journalism Review, Spring 2017)

I contributed to a data piece on the social media presence of four local US newsrooms, which appears below Emily Bell's article "The Facebook Rescue That Wasn't". Our graphs also appeared in CJR's Spring 2017 print issue.


Libya Art Exhibit paints bleak picture of post-arab spring society (al-monitor, 04.19.2017)

After a haunting art exhibit took place in Tripoli, I spoke to five artists about their showcased work and the Libyan art scene's place in a society torn by constant warfare.


Bazeen (Imtidad, 02.19.2017)

This nostalgic food piece about a traditional Libyan dish reflects on how the current crisis tears at the country's cultural fabric.


East Harlem Activists Still Pushing to Remove Controversial Statue (The Uptowner, 10.10.2016)

Harlem organization renews its efforts to remove the statue of a 19th Century doctor who experimented on enslaved black women.

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Second Presidential Debate fails To iMPRESS uPTOWNERS (The Uptowner, 10.10.2016)

My colleagues and I reported and live-tweeted reactions to a screening of the second presidential debate from various locations. I was assigned a bar in Harlem.


New yorkers On parole Take Road Trip For Voting Rights (The Uptowner, 10.03.2016)

A group of formerly incarcerated New Yorkers head for Ohio to encourage Cleveland parolees to vote.



A writer crowdsources donations to rent and restore Langston Hughes's deteriorating brownstone, hoping to create a place where art can thrive again. This article was co-written with a colleague.


Four Young LGBTQ Arabs Break The Silence About Their Everyday Struggles (International Political Forum, 10.05.2015)

A queer Libyan woman, a bisexual Omani man, a lesbian Saudi woman and a gender-fluid bisexual Palestinian teenager provide insight on life as an Arab on the LGBTQ+ spectrum.


LIBYAN YOUTH VOICES: ADDRESSING HARASSMENT NOW (International Political Forum, 04.06.2013)

An opinion piece on street harassment and misogyny in Libya.