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A jihadist with a dangerous past. A journalist who took a risk.

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Shiv Malik

Shiv Malik is a former investigative journalist who along with reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan, also worked for the Guardian for five years breaking exclusive front page stories on everything from UK government social policy to secret ISIS documents. He is also the co-founder of the think-tank, the Intergenerational Foundation, and the author of two books, the 2010 cult economics book Jilted Generation and The Messenger an intrepid personal tale about a relationship with a terrorist-cum-fantasist, published by Faber last year. He is now a full-time contributor to the open-source project Streamr, where he evangelises about a new decentralized data economy.