Yousra Elbagir

Yousra Elbagir

Yousra Elbagir is a Sudanese foreign news reporter at Channel 4, a British public-service television network. Yousra and her family emigrated to the U.K. after her father, a journalist and politician named Ahmed Abdullah Elbagir, was exiled from Sudan for aligning with the opposition government. Elbagir has worked at various media organizations including VICE, CNN, The Guardian, and Reuters Africa. In 2016, she received the Thomson Foundation’s annual Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the U.K. Foreign Press Association, for her in-depth reporting on the effects of U.S. sanctions against Sudan. Her social media campaign, #SudanUnderSanction, initiated a global debate which offered Sudanese women a platform to voice their grievances caused by the aftermath of the crippling trade embargo. Elbagir is based between London and Khartoum, where she continues to inform the public on the devastating circumstances in Sudan.

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  • RT @ThomasVLinge: #Sudan 🇸🇩: despite the dangers of going out Sudanese protesters continue to take to the streets of #Khartoum to call for…Tue Jun 18, 8:19pm
  • RT @RealRameyDawoud: Back on the streets like they never left. https://t.co/Lgjb7MSqriTue Jun 18, 8:19pm
  • RT @HichamYezza: “My Muslim great-grandfather” pleads Boris Johnson. “My three half-Chinese kids” retorts Jeremy Hunt. “My parents were Mus…Tue Jun 18, 8:07pm

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