Managing Director of Al Jazeera News
Yasser Abuhilala has been working at Al Jazeera for 16 years. For a number of years he headed the Al Jazeera bureau in Amman, Jordan. He has worked as an Al Jazeera correspondent in a number of countries and has covered many important world events. He reported on Iraq before the 2003 war, and then covered the 2006 war in Lebanon and the 2008 Israeli offensive on Gaza. At the outbreak of the Arab Spring, Abuhilala went to Tunis to report on the popular uprising unravelling there. On his way to Cairo, he was arrested at the airport and prevented from entering Egypt. He also covered the Syrian revolution from its very beginning from the city of Deraa, where he set up an Al Jazeera office.