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Paul Cochrane

Paul serves as a writer and consultant at DinarStandard as well as being a journalist for SalaamGateway. He typically focuses on Halal pharmaceuticals, Halal cosmetics, and Islamic media.


His work frequently includes researching, writing, and interviewing major sectoral players across the Islamic economy to publish articles for SalaamGateway. Paul was also heavily involved in the writing and copy-editing process for the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/21. He worked on the SGIE reports since 2016.


Paul has nearly 20 years of industry-wide experience in journalism. He has written for over 80 publications, including major European and Middle Eastern newspapers, as well as  specialized business and trade magazines, such as Petroleum Review, Money Laundering Bulletin, Just-Style, Reuters, Fraud Intelligence, and Soap, Perfumery and Cosmetics magazine. He also directed a documentary on the political-economy of water in Lebanon, ‘We Made Every Living Thing from Water’. Paul also mentors young aspiring Palestinian writers at We Are Not Numbers.


Paul received his Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Paul earlier received his BA in International History and Politics from Keele University, UK.

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Paul Cochrane

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