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Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Eminent Journalist, Voice for Justice

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Date of Birth:



California, United States

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Why Featured?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is renowned for his influential work in journalism, particularly for his role in giving voice to underrepresented and marginalized communities. He is an Emmy-nominated journalist known for his innovative approach to storytelling and his commitment to social justice and human rights. His work spans several prominent media organizations, including Al Jazeera English, VICE on HBO, and AJ+.

Brief bio

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is a journalist, producer, and actor who has made significant contributions to digital media and journalism. He has worked with leading media outlets like Al Jazeera English, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and PBS. His work has focused on global stories that often go underreported, aiming to connect people across cultural and political divides.

Major Milestones


  • 2007: Graduated with honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism...See More

  • 2012: Helped establish HuffPost Live, where he produced and hosted "World Brief."

  • 2015-2016: Featured on the Arabian Business Power List "100 under 40: The world’s most influential young Arabs."

  • 2013: Published his first book, "Demanding Dignity."

  • 2012: Co-created and co-hosted Al Jazeera English's "The Stream," nominated for an Emmy Award for Most Innovative Program.

  • Innovative Journalism: Created and hosted "The Stream," an interactive talk show that garnered Emmy nominations.

  • Global Correspondence: Worked as a correspondent on documentaries for VICE on HBO, focusing on social justice.

  • Digital Media Expertise: Contributed significantly to digital media at outlets like The New York Times and PBS.

  • Advocacy for Marginalized Voices: Used his platform to highlight stories of marginalized communities and advocate for human rights.

  • Educational Contributions: Taught digital media courses as an adjunct professor at Columbia University.

Date of Last Update: 
February 4, 2024

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