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Karim El-Gawhary

geboren 1963 in München. Seit 1991 Nahost-Korrespondent für verschiedene deutschsprachige Zeitungen, seit 2004 Leiter des ORF-Nahostbüros in Kairo. Zuvor fünf Jahre als Vertreter des ARD-Rundfunkstudios in Kairo tätig. 2011 erhielt er den „Concordia Presse-Preis“, 2012 wurde er zum Auslandsjournalisten des Jahres gewählt, 2013 zum Journalist des Jahres in Österreich, 2018 erhielt er den Axel-Corti-Preis.

Books

Coverabbildung von "Wenn der Jasmin auswandert"

Jad Turjman Karim El-Gawhary (Foreword by) - When the Jasmine leaves

The story of my escape

There is a longing. A longing for a certain sensation, for a home town called Damascus, for the smell of jasmine. Jad Turjman is a young Syrian who enjoys his life to the full until war breaks out. When his call-up order arrives, he is quick to decide: fleeing to Europe is his only option if he wants to escape certain death. His chosen path is risky and arduous, but he encounters five "guardian angels" along the way. Eventually Turjman arrives in a place that he did not seek, where he is able to plant his jasmine again. Jad Turjman describes his escape with unparalleled intensity and sharp humour, subjecting the reader to a roller-coaster of emotions. Breathtaking.