Abderrahim Foukara
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Abderrahim Foukara

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Centerbrook, Connecticut, United States
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"Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's U.S. translator"

How do you convey to the world the American ideal of free speech or curious turns of phrase like "stump speech" and "gerrymandering"? Abderrahim Foukara does it daily, as Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Washington.

View the full interview here: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/26/opinion/la-oe-0926-morrison-al-jazeera-foukara-20120926 - LA Times

"Why the U.S. Needs Al Jazeera"

Over the years, the Arabic-language TV channel Al Jazeera has earned a reputation for challenging both the authoritarian regimes of the Arab world as well as the U.S. government. Its vivid documenting of Iraqi casualties during the 2003 U.S. invasion won it plaudits in the Middle East and howls of protest from some quarters in Washington, where many accused the channel of harboring an anti-American bias. That impression has stuck and led, in no small part, to the refusal of many U.S. cable operators to pick up Al Jazeera English, an international version of the network that was launched in 2006. Yet millions across the world, including many first-time viewers in the U.S., have marveled in recent weeks at Al Jazeera English's impressive coverage from the front lines of the protests currently shaking the Middle East. TIME spoke with Abderrahim Foukara, Washington bureau chief for the Al Jazeera Arabic channel, about the channel's unique identity and why it deserves a greater American audience.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2052934,00.html#ixzz2XX2eifyw - TIME


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Al Jazeera Satellite Channel's Washington DC Bureau Chief

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.

As a veteran journalist with unique insight into US as well as Middle East politics, Abderrahim Foukara 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. Later that year, his lecture on those changes at the Henry Knox museum in Rockland, Maine, was a major hit enabling the fundraising event to gross over $50,000.

A native of Morocco, Abderrahim Foukara previously served as a correspondent for the BBC World Service and for Public Radio International's "The World".