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Amr El-Kahky, Al Jazeera English's Cairo Correspondent & Bureau Chief built his career in international news with Al Jazeera Arabic language channel and the BBC. Amr has been covering all aspects of Egyptian life as Al Jazeera's Cairo correspondent for the past five years. He has reported on major stories including the 2003 invasion of Iraq, where he was embedded with the American troops in the south of the country. Amr later returned to cover post-Saddam Iraq and covered the assassination of both Mohamad Baqer Al-Hakim and Aqila Al-Hashimi. In 2002 he covered the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre from Washington and New York. Before that, he covered Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan. Amr has produced a range of special coverage and reports for Al Jazeera, including an edition of Under The Microscope programme, entitled Afghanistan after the Taliban.
Amr took part in covering the Gaza war few months ago from the Egyptian side of Rafah border town.
Previously, Amr was a broadcast journalist, reporter, producer and newscaster with the BBC's radio and television Arabic services. But the beginning was at Egypt’s Al-Akhbar Daily Newspaper. He taught English Language and Literature for non-specialists at Cairo University between 1988 and 1982.
Amr has coached Egyptian journalists in the field of investigative journalism in partnership with Washington-based International Center For Journalists and Jordan- based Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism in 2008/2009.