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Shahira Amin

CNN, Freelance Journalist

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Shahira Amin Biography

Shahira Amin is an Egyptian TV journalist who worked for Egypt State TV between 1989 to 2011. She has been a freelance contributor to CNN's Inside Africa since 2002. Amin has produced feature stories on female genital mutilation, the plight of Sudanese refugees, discrimination against Copts in Egypt, the Nile water dispute and Wahhabi influence on Egyptian culture and the arts, among others. She is twice winner of Best news report in the annual CNN World Report Competition (2004 and 2008). She has also been recognized by UNICEF for her efforts to improve the status of women and children in her country (Certificate of recognition, Beirut 2009).

She has hosted  many high profile personalities  on her weekly program "In the Hot Seat" broadcast on Nile TV (Egypt TV's English Language Channel) including US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, US Ambassador  on women's issues Verveer,  US Secretary of Trade Ron Kirk, President of Finland Tarja Halonen ,Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Former First Lady Jehane Sadat, Former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, ILO Chief Juan Somavia to mention but a few. Amin has also contributed articles to various  publications including the Dubai-based The World, Egypt's state sponsored al Ahram Weekly , El Masry el Yom (independent) portal , Emirates News and others. Shahira resigned from her job on the 3rd of February in protest at state TV coverage of the popular uprising in Tahrir Square and is a longtime contributor to CNN.

Amin is a founding member of the Egyptian Women Journalists Union, a network established in 2015 that extends legal, moral and professional support to female journalists in Egypt. The NGO organizes training workshops for young and mid-career journalists (male and female) in provinces outside Cairo where training opportunities are limited and has recently produced a training manual for journalists covering population issues (family planning, gender-based violence etc.) with the support of UNFPA. She is also a board member of the International Women’s Forum, a Washington-based NGO working to promote women leadership and youth empowerment. Amin has won several international awards including the BMW’s Responsible Leaders Award 2016, The Global Thinkers Forum Excellence in Promoting Gender Equality Award 2013 and Spain’s Julio Anguita Parrado Award for Courageous Journalism 2012.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Shahira Amin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Shahira Amin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Shahira Amin or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Shahira Amin

    Speaking fees for Shahira Amin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Shahira Amin are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Shahira Amin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Shahira Amin speak about?

  • Where does Shahira Amin travel from?

    Shahira Amin generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Shahira Amin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Shahira Amin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shahira Amin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Shahira Amin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Shahira Amin Biography

Shahira Amin is an Egyptian TV journalist who worked for Egypt State TV between 1989 to 2011. She has been a freelance contributor to CNN's Inside Africa since 2002. Amin has produced feature stories on female genital mutilation, the plight of Sudanese refugees, discrimination against Copts in Egypt, the Nile water dispute and Wahhabi influence on Egyptian culture and the arts, among others. She is twice winner of Best news report in the annual CNN World Report Competition (2004 and 2008). She has also been recognized by UNICEF for her efforts to improve the status of women and children in her country (Certificate of recognition, Beirut 2009).

She has hosted  many high profile personalities  on her weekly program "In the Hot Seat" broadcast on Nile TV (Egypt TV's English Language Channel) including US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, US Ambassador  on women's issues Verveer,  US Secretary of Trade Ron Kirk, President of Finland Tarja Halonen ,Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Former First Lady Jehane Sadat, Former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, ILO Chief Juan Somavia to mention but a few. Amin has also contributed articles to various  publications including the Dubai-based The World, Egypt's state sponsored al Ahram Weekly , El Masry el Yom (independent) portal , Emirates News and others. Shahira resigned from her job on the 3rd of February in protest at state TV coverage of the popular uprising in Tahrir Square and is a longtime contributor to CNN.

Amin is a founding member of the Egyptian Women Journalists Union, a network established in 2015 that extends legal, moral and professional support to female journalists in Egypt. The NGO organizes training workshops for young and mid-career journalists (male and female) in provinces outside Cairo where training opportunities are limited and has recently produced a training manual for journalists covering population issues (family planning, gender-based violence etc.) with the support of UNFPA. She is also a board member of the International Women’s Forum, a Washington-based NGO working to promote women leadership and youth empowerment. Amin has won several international awards including the BMW’s Responsible Leaders Award 2016, The Global Thinkers Forum Excellence in Promoting Gender Equality Award 2013 and Spain’s Julio Anguita Parrado Award for Courageous Journalism 2012.

Shahira Amin Videos

  • Shahira Amin on Walking the Fine Line Between Journalism and Activism
    Journalist Shahira Amin on Walking the Fine Line Between Journalism and Activism at the PH+SocialGood: Tacloban Journalism Forum
  • The state of Egyptian media before and after Mubarak
    Former Nile TV senior correspondent Shahira Amin spoke with CBS News' Alex Ortiz about the state of Egyptian media before and after Hosni Mubarak...
  • TEDxWomen -- Shahira Amin - YouTube

FAQs on booking Shahira Amin

  • How do I book Shahira Amin to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Shahira Amin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Shahira Amin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Shahira Amin or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Shahira Amin

    Speaking fees for Shahira Amin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Shahira Amin are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Shahira Amin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Shahira Amin speak about?

  • Where does Shahira Amin travel from?

    Shahira Amin generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Shahira Amin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Shahira Amin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Shahira Amin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Shahira Amin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Shahira Amin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Shahira Amin for your event is available upon request. Shahira Amin generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lindsey Granger, Nancy Chen, Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Lea Gabrielle and Suze Orman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Shahira Amin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Shahira Amin Speaker Videos

  • Shahira Amin on Walking the Fine Line Between Journalism and Activism
    Journalist Shahira Amin on Walking the Fine Line Between Journalism and Activism at the PH+SocialGood: Tacloban Journalism Forum
    The state of Egyptian media before and after Mubarak
    Former Nile TV senior correspondent Shahira Amin spoke with CBS News' Alex Ortiz about the state of Egyptian media before and after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as well excitement over her interview...
  • TEDxWomen -- Shahira Amin - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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