Nahlah Ayed, correspondent for CBC’s The National, delivered the 2012 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She’s the author of A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring.
Ayed was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is from Palestine and joined the CBC in 2002. Before, she served as parliamentary reporter for the Canadian Press.
Ayed graduated from Carleton University School of Journalism with a Master’s Degree in Journalism. In 2003, she spent months in Baghdad before the Iraq War, reporting for CBC. She earned a Gemini Award nomination for her coverage of Iraq’s aftermath.
She also covered the 2006 Lebanon War and Gaza War for the CBC. It was until 2009 that she returned to Canada. Ayed is now based in Toronto.
Hear a podcast of Nahlah Ayed’s lecture here.