Abderrahim Foukara

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 most successful and influential programs in the Arab world, offering the Arab viewer an in-depth and well-informed analysis of US Affairs and their impact on North Africa and the Middle East.

Abderrahim Foukara was born and raised in Morocco where he received a B.A. in English. Later, in the UK, he completed a Ph.D. on Apartheid Literature. In 1990 he joined the BBC World Service working in many departments including Arabic, African, French, and English. In 1998 he joined BBC World Service Training as a Senior Instructor, designing and teaching journalism courses. In 1999 he moved to Boston to work as a producer and reporter for The World, a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston. In 2001 he continued to report for the BBC while also serving as visiting senior editor on All Africa, the largest provider of African news, from Washington, DC. In 2002 he joined Al Jazeera TV as a correspondent.

As a veteran journalist with unique insight into US as well as Middle Eastern politics, Abderrahim Foukara served as an essential voice in the US media’s coverage of the Arab Spring, bringing clarity and context to events by appearing as a commentator on Face the Nation, CNN and NPR.

In February 2011, Abderrahim Foukara was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as part of its reporting on Al Jazeera’s coverage of the region’s dramatic changes. His lecture that same year on those changes at the Henry Knox museum in Rockland, ME was a major hit enabling the fundraising event to gross over $50,000.