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Sabri Ben-Achour is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau.   He covers Wall Street, finance, and anything New York and money related.  

Economics and finance are really hard.  But they don’t have to be boring.  In fact, they mustn’t be: because they are as important to a functioning society as history and art and politics.  Fundamentally, Sabri believes the duty of an economics reporter is to bridge that gap – to absorb, break down, and make comprehensible and palatable (as in “fun”) the economic news of the day and the decade.  This - as it should be for all journalism -  is in the service of citizens who must decide how to conceptualize the society in which they live, their place in it, and how to guide its future.  

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2013,  Sabri was the Environment Reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC where his work received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for use of sound and feature reporting, five Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association awards, and shared in a Gracie Award for the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

As a freelancer, Sabri has reported from earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the revolution-riven streets of Tunisia, the jungle streams of Panama, and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war torn Eastern provinces. 

Sabri attended the University of Virginia where he received his bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs with a focus on the Middle East.  He attended the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service where he received his master’s in Foreign Service, focusing on global commerce and finance.

In his spare time, Sabri teaches and makes ceramics.  

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Features by Sabri Ben-Achour

Don Weiss, from the Health Department, speaks to the media in front of the closed Brooklyn bowling alley that New York City's first Ebola patient visited before showing symptoms of the virus.

Tracking Ebola's digital footprints

Tracking the human contacts of an Ebola patient using his digital contacts.
Posted In: Ebola, New York City, surveillance

FBI head concerned over Apple and Google encryption

Unbreakable encryption means "going dark" for law enforcement.
Posted In: encryption, Google

IMF offers mixed economic picture, all eyes on Europe

The U.S. is 'the one eyed man in the country of the blind.'
Posted In: IMF, Euro zone

Hewlett-Packard splits

The split formalizes two different directions the company was already headed in.
Posted In: Hp, business computing, computer, Printers

The FCC takes on illegal jamming

A Marriott hotel in Nashville, TN, is in trouble for jamming guests' Wi-Fi.
Posted In: fcc, jamming

Why the world is so bullish about the dollar

The causes of the rising dollar, and the winners and losers.
Posted In: dollar, currency, exchange rate

Marriage of convenience becomes divorce of necessity

EBay announced that it’s going to split with PayPal.
Posted In: ebay, paypal, mobile payments

Artistic inspiration or piracy?

Does copyright law favor the famous?
Posted In: art, copyright law, copyright

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