Firas Al-Atraqchi

Editor, journalist, musician and professor.

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.