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Beyond the News - Ahmed Shihab-Eldin - Zeitgeist 2012

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

2012 UK

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Host and Producer, Huffington Post Streaming Network

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed is Palestinian by blood, American by birth, Kuwaiti by family refuge, Egyptian by upbringing, Austrian by adolescence, and curious by nature.

Ahmed developed, produces and co-hosts “The Stream”, a new online community with a daily TV show on Al Jazeera that taps into the extraordinary potential of social media to help us understand the world's untold stories.

Before joining Al Jazeera, he worked as a reporter and producer for PBS’s award-winning documentary series Wide Angle, The New York Times, and The Doha Film Institute.

After graduating with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Ahmed began teaching New Media courses as an Adjunct Professor, including 'The Bronx Beat' and 'New Media Skills'. In 2008, his Masters Thesis earned him a Webby Award for “Defining Middle Ground: The Next Generation of Muslim New Yorkers”.

Ahmed's work has been featured in Al Jazeera, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, PBS's FRONTLINE , TimeOut Magazine, and Washington Week. He also serves as a new media mentor on News 21.