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Jamal Elshayyal

News producer

Jamal Elshayyal is a news producer for Al Jazeera English. He joined the network in 2006 as one of the founding members of its specialized Middle East Desk, later serving as the channels Middle East editor. Jamal has studied, lived and worked across Europe and the Middle East, with particular focus on Arab politics and Western/Arab relations. He has worked on some of the region's biggest stories including Israel's war in Lebanon in 2006, the Qatari-sponsored Darfur peace talks, Egypt's role during Israel's war on Gaza and the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca.

Latest posts

Why is it that the "international community" continues to do business with a regime which has killed its citizens, attacked journalists, trampled on human rights; and above all never contested a free election?

Last Modified: 8 Feb 2011 23:26

I arrived in Cairo on Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters had brought the Egyptian capital to a standstill. I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived, but I can safely say what I saw was far beyond my imagination.

Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 13:41