Huda Ahmed McClatchy News Service » IWMF Alumni

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Huda Ahmed -- McClatchy News Service

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Huda Ahmed is a reporter in McClatchy’s (formerly Knight Ridder) Baghdad bureau. Born and raised in Iraq, she left the country to escape the harsh sanctions that followed the Gulf War in 1991, working as a translator in the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Libya. In 2002 she returned to Iraq for a visit but could not leave because of the impending war. In April 2003 she began working as a journalist, first as a translator and researcher for The Washington Post and then as a translator and reporter for McClatchy News Service.

Ahmed covered the battle in Najaf in 2004 and compiled eyewitness accounts of a bombing in Musayyib. In 2007, Ahmed and her colleagues from McClatchy’s Baghdad bureau were recognized with an IWMF Courage in Journalism Award.

Ahmed was chosen as the 2006/07 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer fellow, making her the second recipient of the annual fellowship.


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