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PBS NewsHour

Jane Ferguson is a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour and contributor to NewYorker.com. Based in Beirut, Ferguson has lived in the Middle East for more than 10 years, covering every major story in the region during that time. In 2018, Ferguson was the only U.S. broadcaster to access cut off, rebel-held areas of Yemen since journalists were banned from the area by the Saudi-led coalition, drawing attention to the U.S. role in a war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. For this work, she won the 2018 George Polk Award for Foreign Television Reporting. Ferguson has reported extensively for PBS across the Middle East and Africa, including frontline reports on the battle agains ISIS in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, and the civil war and famine in South Sudan. Prior to reporting for PBS, she was a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera English. She was amongst the first journalists to be smuggled into rebel-held Homs during the outbreak of the Syrian civil war and spent a year as Afghanistan correspondent for the network. Her work focuses on insurgent groups, spending time on the ground with rebels from Darfur to Yemen, Syria and Iraq, and the increasing human impact of modern day conflict on civilians.


Behind Rebel Lines (PBS NewsHour)

Is Intentional Starvation the Future of War? (The New Yorker)