Nahlah Ayed, CBC News

Nahlah Ayed, CBC News

Original nomination:

Nahlah Ayed’s insightful coverage and analysis of the Middle East is a gift. She brings those stories home to Canadian audiences on TV, Radio and Online perhaps better than anyone in the business. This has been another banner year for Nahlah. Reporting from Cairo, she helped illuminate the dashed dreams for democracy felt by so many Egyptians. She also reported from Israel on the Gaza insurgency and Lebanon on the staggering flow of Syrian refugees. But her biggest triumph may have been an extraordinary documentary on the Hungarian Roma. It became the centerpiece of a week of programming on all CBC platforms. Nothing else I’ve seen on the topic could match Nahlah’s approach—for impact and originality.


Hungarian Roma hope for sanctuary in Canada

Nahlah Ayed answers your questions about Egypt

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi, friend or foe?

In the Middle East, the fuse that is Gaza

Exiles without end: Palestinians in Lebanon