Al–Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief, Abderrahim Foukara discussed recent events in the Arab world, and the hopes of greater freedom, stability, and the rule of law they have raised.
Abderrahim Foukara was born and raised in Morocco but later settled in the United Kingdom, where he completed a Ph.D. before joining the BBC World Service in 1990. Over the next nine years, he worked in various BBC departments, including Arabic, French, African and journalism training, and in various capacities including producer, reporter, anchor and senior instructor. In 1999, he moved to Boston, USA, where he worked as producer and reporter on the World, a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston. In 2001, Abderrahim moved to Washington, D.C., where he continued to report for the BBC in London before finally joining Al-Jazeera in the Summer of 2002 as a Washington-based reporter. Early in 2003, he moved to New York where he oversaw operations in the Al-Jazeera New York Bureau's United Nations office. In early 2006 Abderrahim was appointed and still serves as head of Al-Jazeera's United States operations in Washington, D.C. He also serves as Host of Min Washington ('From Washington'), a weekly show on American Politics and Culture.
This talk was recorded July 28, 2011 in front of a sold out audience at the Strand Theatre in Rockland.