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Nahlah Ayed

London correspondent for CBC News The National

Nahlah Ayed is CBC News The National's correspondent in London. Ayed is a veteran of foreign reportage, specifically in the Middle East, where she spent seven years filing for the CBC's television, radio and online operations. From Riyadh to Tehran, Beirut to Baghdad to Damascus, Ayed covered the region extensively, interviewing key leaders, and reporting from several major conflicts including those in Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza. Most recently, she covered the Arab uprisings in Libya and Egypt. Ayed has also covered major stories beyond the Middle East, in Haiti, Pakistan, the US, the UK and Europe. Ayed's work has been recognized repeatedly, through numerous awards for her print and online work, three Gemini nominations for her television reportage in Iraq, Iran, and Egypt, and an honorary doctorate degree awarded by the University of Manitoba in 2008 for distinguished achievement. Ayed's first book, A Thousand Farewells, will be published in April. A former parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press, Ayed is a graduate of Carleton University's Master of Journalism program, she also holds a Master's degree in interdisciplinary studies and a B.Sc. in genetics from the University of Manitoba. She was born and raised in Winnipeg.

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