'In Harm's Way: From al Qaeda Safe Houses to ISIS Incubators' A New Release by Yosri Fouda In Arabic
Egyptian Yosri Fouda is an investigative reporter, author and television host. In addition to his job as chief investigative reporter for Al-Jazeera TV, he was also their London Bureau Chief and the channel's star figure until his resignation in 2009. He has also worked for the BBC, Associated Press, ANN and ONtv. He co‑authored, with British journalist Nick Fielding, 'Masterminds of Terror: The Truth Behind the Most Devastating Attack The World Has Ever Seen' published in 2003 and 'Capture or Kill: The Pursuit of the 9/11 Masterminds and the Killing of Osama bin Laden' in 2012 also with Nick Fielding. Both books were published by Arcade Publishing in English.
Fouda not only broke the story on the ‘martyrdom video’ by 9/11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta and Ziad Jarrah but he is the only journalist to exclusively interview the masterminds behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now, almost thirteen years after the event, Fouda has finally released a book in Arabic titled 'In Harms Way: From Al Qaeda Safe Houses to ISIS Incubators' in which he tells, in the first part of the book, the details of how it was to be the person with the world's hottest most exclusive interview and what went on behind the scenes before the release of this explosive story to the outside world. The book presents evidences, testimonies, documents and photos.
From the exclusive to the treacherously dangerous, the second part of the book titled 'Crossing to the Unknown', is Fouda's account crossing the border from Syria to Iraq in the company of smugglers, in the wake of the American invasion of Iraq. Fouda's documentation, narrative style, attention to detail, and the insistence on high ethical standards of journalism in the toughest of times, renders his work an important addition to better understanding the evolution of the global Jihad movement that has allowed Daesh to become what it is today in the midst of what has been described as the Arab Spring.
This is Yosri Fouda's second release in Arabic, his first being a series called 'Sirri lil-Ghaya' a seven part sequel which includes a collection of carefully selected investigations from his Al-Jazeera talk show of the same name. This collection was published by the World Book Publishing in Beirut.
Yosri Fouda holds a bachelors degree in mass communication from Cairo University and a Masters degree in TV journalism from the American University in Cairo graduating in 1992. After a brief stint as an Assistant Lecturer at the university, he went on to obtain a diploma in TV production from the Netherlands. He now lives in Cairo.