Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was selected for the 2020 European Press Prize shortlist with ”I’ve seen death in this city, but nothing as sad as this’: how a ferry disaster exposed the corruption devastating Iraq.’
Ghaith Abdul-Adad was born in 1975. He is an Iraqi foreign correspondent for the Guardian newspaper. He began working after the U.S. invasion of his country in 2003. Abdul-Ahad has also studied Architecture at the University of Baghdad.
He has won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism (2005), the James Cameron Memorial Trust Award (2007), the British Press Awards’ Foreign Reporter of the Year (2007), the Orwell Prize for Journalism (2014), and both the News & Documentary Emmy Awards for Best Story in a News Magazine as well as Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine (2017).
Abdul-Ahad is currently living in the Middle East.