Ayman Oghanna

He is currently covering the fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq.

After earning an MA in international relations and Middle East studies from the University of St. Andrews, Ayman worked for The Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon before leaving to study journalism at Columbia University in New York.

In 2009, he moved to Iraq during a time when the country was receiving little media coverage to begin working professionally as a freelance journalist. He has since covered much of the Arab world and beyond, producing digital, photo, video and print stories for various publications across a variety of platforms. His reportage has appeared in The BBC, The New York Times, Polka, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, Newsweek, National Geographic, VICE and Al Jazeera America.

He is proud to be a founding member of the Frontline Freelance Register, dedicated to protecting and uniting freelancers reporting in foreign countries and conflict zones.

Ayman Oghanna