Heba Aly is a Canadian freelance journalist interested in international and human rights issues. She has worked for Canadas largest daily newspaper, the Toronto Star; its national broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and various other Canadian newspapers. She has worked in print, radio and television. More recently, she worked with IRIN, the UN humanitarian news service, in Senegal, West Africa and Chad, central Africa. She covered a broad range of humanitarian and development issues, including rebel and government fighting in Niger, child trafficking in Nigeria, poverty riots in Senegal, child beggars in Guinea Bissau, flooding in Ghana, and the close to half a million displaced Chadians and Sudanese refugees living in eastern Chad.
Heba Aly was born in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, and graduated with highest honors from Ottawas Carleton University with a double-major in journalism and human rights.