Programs

As a Senior News and Programs Presenter for Al Jazeera English, Ghida Fakhry was a regular presenter of the current affairs news program, Inside Story, steering informative debates on the day's top story. She regularly presented the weekly program, Inside Syria, focusing on the key geo-political and humanitarian developments in Syria. She also presented AJE's award-winning documentary program, Witness.

In the lead-up to the US presidential election in 2008, Ghida Fakhry presented a special series, We the People, with an in-depth look at the issues affecting American voters. This series was re-braodcast in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election.

Witness:
An inspiring documentary series that brings world issues into focus through compelling human stories.

Witness - Shukri: A New Life

A Somali migrant in Italy survives grim conditions to send money home to her four children in Mogadishu. A glimpse into the realities of life in Europe for thousands of migrants, the challenges they face, and the future they seek.

Witness - The Business of Occupation

Witness presenter Ghida Fakhry talks to director Tom Evans and field producer Ghassan Khader about their series of films 'Nablus, The Business of Occupation'.


Inside Story:
Al Jazeera journalists and guests dissect and discuss the day's top story.

Inside Story - Myanmar's 'crimes against humanity'

We discuss a Human Rights Watch report that alleges government involvement in the violence against the minority Rohingya population. Inside Story's Ghida Fakhry is joined by guests: Maung Zarni, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics; Alistair Cook, a visiting research fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore; and Mike Harris from the Index on Censorship.

Inside Story - Will a new constitution divide or unite Egypt?

As Egypt votes on a new constitution, we ask if the referendum will help resolve the country's political crisis. Inside Story with presenter Ghida Fakhry speaks to guests: Sondos Asem of the Freedom and Justice party; Ahmed Naguib, a member of the Egyptian Current Party; and Mohamed Elewa Badar, a senior lecturer in International and Islamic Law at Brunel University. 

 

Links to more Inside Story episodes:

Inside Story - Lockerbie's 'cold case'
Inside Story: Nigeria's presidential election
Inside Story - Flying into trouble
Inside Story - Will a new constitution divide or unite Egypt?
Inside Story - India: Too far, too fast?
Inside Story - Can South Sudan combat corruption? 

 


Inside Syria:
As the Syrian uprising rages on, this weekly show examines events inside the country.

Inside Syria - Syrian ceasefire: Going up in smoke

Has the conflict reached a stalemate after UN Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's brokered Eid truce ends after only four hours? Ghida Fakhry speaks to Ron Redmond, Regional Spokesperson for UNHCR; Christopher Swift, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University; and Saleh Mubarak, a member of the Syrian National Council.

Inside Syria - 'Terrorists' by association 

The head of al-Nusra Front in Syria formally pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri. The establishment of al-Nusra was announced in January 2012. Like al-Qaeda, it has used car bombs and suicide attacks to bring down the al-Assad government. Ghida Fakhry is joined by guests: Shiraz Maher from King's College International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; retired General Jack Keane, a former four-star general and US Army Vice Chief of Staff; and Louay Safi, a member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition.

 


We the People:
A special series that examines the issues weighing heavily on US voters minds in the run up to the presidential elections 2008 - we travel the country and meet the people whose lives are most affected. 

Race: Generation Change - We the People 

The candidacy of Barack Obama has made race a central factor in the presidential campaign 2008. From the time of slavery, African-Americans have been one of the most disenfranchised groups in the US. For the same work, African-Americans may earn half as much as white Americans. They're more likely to get convicted and receive harsher sentences for the same crimes. Despite this grim reality, there is a new generation of African-American students on the rise. We follow two African-American teenagers in Washington DC who refuse to let race be an obstacle to their aspirations. 

 

Poverty: No Way Out - We the People

One in eight Americans - that is 37 million people - live below the official poverty line. That means these families are often homeless, hungry and have no health insurance. Over the last three decades, the rich have gotten richer and the distance between the 'haves and have nots' has widened. What is worse, American children born into poverty have little chance of moving up and out. We the People travels to Oakland, California, where a lack of opportunities, little investment in education and the legacy of the drug epidemic of the 1980s have created a cycle of poverty.

 

Links to more We the People episodes:

Gender: City of Mamas - We the people
Immigration: No Way Out - We the People
War: Coming home - We the People
Healthcare: Insuring the Uninsured - We the People
Poverty: No Way Out - We the People
Jobs: End of the Line - We the People
Race: Generation Change - We the People