Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

ICOMME Presents Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC News Middle East Correspondent

ICOMME presents Ayman Mohyeldin, NBC News Middle East Correspondent

Ayman Mohyeldin is a Foreign Correspondent for NBC News based in Cairo. Since joining NBC News, Ayman has reported on the Arab world from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. Inside Syria, Ayman traveled across the country reporting exclusively on the Syrian war with both opposition rebels and government officials. Prior to joining NBC, Ayman was a correspondent for Al Jazeera English for whom he anchored the field coverage of the Arab uprisings traveling to the frontlines of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.

From May 2008 until May 2010, Ayman was the only foreign broadcast journalist based in the Gaza Strip. During the 2008/2009 War on Gaza, he was the only American journalist reporting live from Gaza. His experience resulted in The War Around Us, a film that captures the collision of two friends and colleagues as they witness and cover one of the most disturbing wars of our time during what was supposed to be a short assignment.

In 2007, Ayman's exclusive report during Egypt's referendum on constitutional amendments exposed serious voting irregularities and violations. Ayman was also among the first journalists to report on Gaza's intricate system of tunnels along its border with Egypt.

From 2003-2006, he was based in Baghdad where he covered the immediate aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq. While there, he reported on the daily struggle of ordinary Iraqis and embedded with the US military to cover the Iraqi insurgency. Ayman was among the few international journalists allowed to observe and report on the US handover of Saddam Hussein to an Iraqi judge.

In 2011, Time Magazine named Ayman one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. For his reporting, Ayman has won a Peabody Award, the UK’s Cutting Edge Media Award and Argentina’s prestigious Perfil International Press Freedom Award. He has received multiple Emmy nominations throughout his career. Ayman was born in Cairo, Egypt but grew up in the US and the Middle East.


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