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Jane Arraf is a journalist for NPR based in Cairo, Egypt.[1] She previously worked for the Christian Science Monitor.[2] and as CNN's Baghdad Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent.



Arraf studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa graduating in 1984.[citation needed]


During the war in Iraq she covered live the battles for Fallujah, Samarra and Tel Afar and was the only television correspondent embedded with U.S. forces fighting the Mehdi Army in Najaf in 2004.[citation needed] She also covered live the bombing of UN headquarters in Baghdad and the first Iraqi elections in 2005.[citation needed] Arraf headed CNN's first permanent Baghdad bureau in 1998 and for several years was the only Western correspondent permanently based in the Iraqi capital.[citation needed] She was posted as Istanbul bureau chief in 2001-2002, returning to Baghdad before being expelled by the Iraqi government in November, 2002 for what it termed hostile reporting.[citation needed] Returning through northern Iraq, she covered the war live as the front line shifted, including extensive coverage of Iraqi civilians and live coverage from Mosul before the arrival of US forces. She also covered India, Albania, NATO, Afghanistan, Jordan and the Gulf States for CNN.[3] She is now an international correspondent for National Public Radio based in Cairo Egypt.


  1. ^ Jane Arraf:NPR June 2018, Retrieved June 2018
  2. ^ Arraf, Jane, Iraq's Vice-president Says... September 2009, Retrieved March 2011.
  3. ^ Jane Arraf June 2006, Retrieved March 2011

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