Alaa Majeed


Alaa Majeed is an Iraqi journalist residing in the United States. She has covered the news from Iraq and from Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. While in the United States, she continues to bring the story of her country to the public in an attempt to keep the story alive. In Iraq she covered the news for various international outlets including McClatchy, The Christian Science Monitor, The British Independent, Pacifica Radio, The Nation, and CBS. Now, she co-produces documentaries for Al-Jazeera Englsih, reports for United Press International, and does research for the nonprofit the Committee to Protect Journalists. Majeed, finally, just brought her two children, Mohamed and Yousef to the United States three and a half years after she left her home country. Ms. Majeed is a 2007 recipient of the "Courage in Journalism" Award from the International Womens Media Foundation. Her citation reads: "Bold and unconventional in reporting, Majeed has found & led others to extraordinary stories and embraced journalism as a means to help her country. She proved adept at understanding politics and was unafraid to pursue tough stories about the government, even in a time of turmoil."