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Jessica Claire
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Summary
Award-winning Cairo-based Foreign Correspondent with 16 years experience reporting from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe on revolutions, political and social upheavals and civil, regional and international wars. Very strong command of the written and spoken Arabic language. Expert in Middle East politics and culture.   
Highlights
  • Written and spoken Arabic
  • Covering dangerous conflict
  • Deadline to series reporting
Accomplishments
2016 Wilbur Award for religion coverage of Egypt's persecuted Coptic Christians.
2015 Military Reporters and Editors Award for best overseas coverage of ISIS' advance in Iraq and the plight of the Christian and Yazedi refugees. 
2015 Speech at the Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research and Lapido Media conference on Religion, Securities and Global Uncertainties in London, England.
2014 Wilbur Award for religion coverage of Egypt's persecuted Coptic Christians.
2013 Speech at the Henry Jackson Society and Lapido Media conference in London, England on Reporting the Middle East: Why the Truth is Getting Lost.
2010 Inland Press Association Award for reporting on the U.S. forces and military base in Djibouti.
2010 Clarion Award has for reporting on Iraq.
2010 Speech at the Media Project's international conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on Defamation of Religion versus Press Freedom. 
2009 Military Reporters and Editors Award for best overseas coverage of Afghanistan
2009 finalist for the Medill Medal of Courage in Journalism for reports from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
2007 Chapter in the book Encounters with the Middle East, titled Clothes, Camaraderie, and Qat
2000 Edward Weintal Award for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown University.
1998 Pew Fellow in International Journalism.  
1997 Co-author under the name (Elizabeth Claire) of The Islamic Revival Since 1988: A Critical Survey and Bibliography.
1995 The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, entry on Moroccan city of Fez. 
Experience
Foreign Correspondent, 03/2000 - Current
Gannett Co. Inc. El Paso, TX, Reported from over 20 countries including covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the revolutions in Egypt and Libya. 
General Assignment Reporter, 08/1997 - 02/2000
Toledo Blade City, STATE, Covered local and international news. 
Director of Publications, 07/1994 - 07/1997
US-Arab Chamber Of Commerce City, STATE, In charge of all publications, editor and reporter for Tradeline, a weekly fax letter sent to members in the U.S. and the Arab world. 
Education
Master of Arts: Arab Studies, Expected in 1994
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Georgetown University - Washington, DC
GPA:
Graduated with honors, received academic scholarship. Emphasis on political Islam.
Bachelor of Arts: Middle East Studies , Expected in 1989
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University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
GPA:
Deans list recipient. Focus on the Middle East and Arabic language. 
Junior Year Abroad: Arab Studies, Expected in 1988
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American University in Cairo - Cairo,
GPA:
Arab and ancient Egyptian studies, written and spoken Arabic. 
Intensive Summer Course: Arabic, Expected in 1987
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Hebrew University - Jerusalem,
GPA:
Intensive written and spoken Arabic.

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School Attended

  • Georgetown University
  • University of Minnesota
  • American University in Cairo
  • Hebrew University

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  • General Assignment Reporter
  • Director of Publications

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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Junior Year Abroad
  • Intensive Summer Course

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