INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER
Firas Al-Atraqchi is a Canadian journalist of Arab descent who has covered the Middle East since 1992.
In April 2010, he left Al Jazeera's English-language website, where he had worked as a senior editor since 2004.
In September 2010, he joined the American University of Cairo as an associate professor of practice at the Journalism and Mass Communication department.
A guitar-wielding history buff, he is also into heavy metal music and sci-fi.