Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist Osama Bin Javaid has been making complex conflict zones understandable for global audiences for two decades. For the last ten years, he's been working in the Middle East with Doha-based Al Jazeera English. Osama's been reporting on stories from the rise to the fall of ISIL in Syria-Iraq and beyond, Arab Spring, Taliban, Refugee crises, Humanitarian suffering, and the Gulf crisis. In addition to City, University of London, he is also an alumnus of United Nations University, International Leadership Institute.
Osama's work specializes in reportage and investigative pieces for TV and digital platforms on radical groups including ISIL, AlQaeda, and Taliban. Osama has worked on stories in Qatar, Italy, Syria, UK, United States, Kazakhstan, Germany, Iraq, Malaysia, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Oman, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Myanmar, and Austria. He also frequently traveled to the Asian subcontinent and has extensive knowledge of groups and issues in Indo-Pak affairs and the Pak-Afghan-Iran border. He's also helped develop teams and strands for energy reporting on Al Jazeera and produced an award-winning documentary on the politics of oil and Saudi Arabia.
In addition to speaking to students and providing training at elementary, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels, he's been invited to speak at events for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and at the City University of New York. Osama is a voluntary adviser for the Business Forum Doha. He is also a board member and co-founder of Green's Better - an environmental awareness initiative. He's an advisor to Agahi - an NGO which creates non-paid communication strategies, content intelligence structures, development collaterals, and tools for diverse sectors and organizations. Osama Bin Javaid was a finalist for Study UK Alumni Awards in the Middle East and North Africa for Professional Achievement.