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Jane is a New York-based special correspondent for the NewsHour, reporting on and from across the Middle East, Africa and beyond. She was previously based in Beirut. Reporting highlights include the lead up to and aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, front-line dispatches from the war against ISIS in Iraq, an up-close look at Houthi-controlled Yemen, and reports on the war and famine in South Sudan. Areas of particular interest are the ongoing cold war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, Islamist groups around the world, and US foreign policy.
Ferguson was awarded a Gracie Award and the Overseas Press Club Peter Jennings Award for her extensive reporting in Afghanistan in 2021. Her reporting on the brutal civil war in Yemen was honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a News and Documentary Emmy Award and a Peabody Award nomination. In February 2019, Ferguson was named the George Polk Award recipient for Foreign Television reporting.
The anti-regime protests in Iran have been quieter in major cities following an intense crackdown. Students and activists are vowing to continue their resistance, and have shared details of brutal abuse and torture. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports. A warning:…
In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since his reelection defeat. Former two-term President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva claimed victory in the close race. Bolsonaro did not concede the election and did not call…
Brazil will have a new president come January and he knows the job well. Former two-term President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beat incumbent Jair Bolsonaro by two million votes in Sunday's closely-watched runoff election. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports…
This weekend, millions of Brazilians will go to the polls to vote in the final round of a hugely consequential presidential election. Special Correspondent Jane Ferguson takes us inside the Amazon to explore how this election could impact Indigenous people…
On Sunday, millions of people across Brazil will vote in the final round of its presidential election. They'll choose between right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. To many, the future of the Amazon rainforest…
Four more weeks of a bruising campaign began in Brazil after none of the candidates won 50 percent of the vote in Sunday’s first round of the presidential election. President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polls that showed him losing badly against…
Brazilians go to the polls Sunday in a hotly contested election that has drawn the world's attention. Will voters reelect right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro? Or, return the twice-elected former president known to everyone as "Lula" to power? In partnership with…
Afghanistan has been a country in chaos since the U.S. withdrawal last August. One year on, nearly half of its people are facing hunger, 6 million of them are at risk of famine. The freeze on assets and international sanctions…
It’s a tale that strikes at the heart of Afghan American identity, a generation of people who fled the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan to the U.S. and started over, watching painfully as their former homeland is torn apart. "The Kite…
It was a year ago on Monday that the Taliban completed its conquest of Afghanistan, capturing Kabul and sending the nation into yet another spiral of turmoil after the chaotic withdrawal of the U.S. and NATO allies. Now, one year…
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