Head of Operations for Al-Jazeera’s United States Branch
Abderrahim Foukara is Al Jazeera Satellite Channel’s Washington DC Bureau Chief and host of Min Washington (From Washington), one of the Arab world’s most successful and influential shows. Min Washington offers Arab viewers in-depth and well-informed analysis of US affairs and their impact on North Africa and the Middle East.
Trusted Voice on Middle Eastern Affairs
As a veteran journalist with unique insight into US as well as Middle East politics, has been an essential voice in the US media’s coverage of the Arab Spring, bringing more clarity and context to it, appearing as a commentator on Face the Nation, CNN, and NPR, among others. Time Magazine featured him in its Feb 22, 2011 issue as part of its focus on Al Jazeera’s coverage of the region’s dramatic changes.
A native of Morocco, Abderrahim Foukara previously served as a correspondent for the BBC World Service and for Public Radio International’s “The World”. He covered the war in Afghanistan and the deaths of King Hussein of Jordan and President Hafiz Al-Assad of Syria. Foukara addresses such difficult subjects as the rapid political and cultural shifts occurring throughout the region and the modernizing effect of mass media.