As a print journalist and television news reporter and anchor, Ghida Fakhry has covered some of the major political events of the past two decades for multiple news organizations. As New York Bureau Chief for Al Jazeera, she reported on the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and their aftermath live from NY. She was a CNN World Report contributor and appeared regularly as a guest analyst on major US networks, including ABC News, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. She later reported on-location from Afghanistan and Iraq, following the US-led invasion in 2003. In the late 1990's, Ghida reported from Baghdad on the impact of sanctions on ordinary Iraqis. She also documented the work of UN weapons inspectors and covered the workings of the UN Security Council. She has reported on special assignments from Port-au-Prince, Tehran, Gaza and other parts of the Middle East.
Western Shoshone Elder Takes on the US
For years, the Western Shoshone tribe has been fighting the US government for its rights to 60 million acres of land stretching across the states of Nevada, Idaho, Utah and California. The US government has been using some of the land for military testing, open-pit gold-ming and nuclear waste disposal planning. It has imposed fines on members of the Western Shoshone tribe who use the land for cattle grazing and has repeatedly confiscated their livestock. Ghida Fakhry went to Nevada to meet the 75-year old tribe elder who is taking on the US government and big corporations to defend her ancestral land.
Canada’s Shameful Legacy
For nearly a century, aboriginal children in Canada were taken from their homes and forced to attend residential schools in an effort by the government to assimilate them into mainstream society. Many children were subjected to the worst abuses, as Ghida Fakhry reports from the province of Manitoba.
Kofi Annan 10 Years at the Top
Kofi Annan stepped down as Secretary-General of the United Nations in December 2006 at the end of his second term in office. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 but faced calls for his resignation a few years later following an investigation into the oil-for-food program in Iraq. Ghida Fakhry travels with Annan on his last trip to Africa as Secretary-General, gaining exclusive access to the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations in this in-depth and critical look at Kofi Annan's legacy.