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Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief to Speak at W&L

Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington bureau chief for Al-Jazeera T.V., will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

His talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Contact Committee at W&L.

A veteran journalist for the Qatar-based satellite network, he has been a prominent commentator in U.S. media during the recent events throughout the Middle East. He manages a team of 40 people at Al-Jazeera who cover a broad range of political, cultural and economic issues.

A native of Morocco, Foukara was a producer, reporter, anchor and senior instructor on BBC World Service from 1990-1999. From 1999-2001, he was producer and reporter on The World, a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston. From 2001-2002, he was a BBC reporter from Washington before joining Al Jazeera.

Foukara also hosts a weekly show called “Min Washington” (From Washington) on American politics and culture.

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