QF - Jamal Elshayyal

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Senior Journalist, Al Jazeera

Jamal Elshayyal is an international award-winning senior correspondent for Al Jazeera. He joined the network’s English channel in 2006 as part of its launch team and served as its first Middle East Editor. He covered several major stories including the 2010 international aid flotilla that was headed for Gaza and attacked by Israeli commandos, the 2011 uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, as well as the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country’s consulate in Istanbul. Some of his exclusive reports include uncovering secret documents from inside Gaddafi's intelligence HQ and uncovering torture and human rights abuses inside Egyptian prisons. He was the first journalist to confirm and reveal details of Khashoggi’s murder. Jamal was Al Jazeera's main reporter during the 2013 coup in Egypt, the 2014 coup in Yemen, and the 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey. He has interviewed several world leaders and has extensive access to major power players in the GCC and the MENA region. Jamal has recently assumed a new role at Al Jazeera as Manager of Content Strategy in its digital division, focusing on launching a new platform for the network.