Tagouri in 2018
|Born||November 27, 1993|
West Virginia, United States
|Education||University of Maryland|
|Occupation||Activist, Model, Journalist|
Noor Tagouri (born November 27, 1993) is a Libyan American journalist, activist, motivational speaker and producer of the documentary series on the mistreatment of people with mental disabilities titled The Trouble They've Seen: The Forest Haven Story, and of a podcast-series on sex trafficking in the U.S. titled Sold in America: Inside Our Nation's Sex Trade. In 2016, she became the first Hijab wearing Muslim woman to appear in an issue of Playboy magazine.
Tagouri attended Prince George's Community College from 2010-2011. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Maryland, with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in international development and conflict management.
Tagouri started her broadcasting career in June 2012 working as an intern with the CBS Radio. After the death of Freddie Grey in 2015, a local Maryland TV station sent her to cover protests in Baltimore. She also worked for CTV News as a reporter for almost 2 years. In June 2016, she joined Newsy, an online video news site based in Washington, D.C., as an anchor and producer. She initiated a social media campaign in December 2012 called LetNoorShine. . Tagouri's reporting has faced critique for being "myopic", "sheltered and completely alienated from the realities of capitalism". .
Tagouri's podcast Sold in America gave a window into the sex trade industry in the United States.. Leading trans activist Avery Edison critiqued Tagouri's podcast heavily, citing it as "wall-to-wall anti-sex work propaganda" and "'Sold in America'” is less an interesting and informative exploration of the sex trade, and more a portrait of a young woman’s naïveté, credulousness, and lack of self-awareness." .
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