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Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans

As the Middle East Correspondent for CBC News, Margaret Evans travels extensively throughout the region, covering both the Arab world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In March of this year, she spent a month in Iraq examining the impact of the US-led war against Saddam Hussein one year on. During the war itself, Evans was in Northern Iraq among the Kurdish peshmerga forces. She spent three months in the north and was on hand to report on the fall of the cities of Kirkuk, Mosul and Saddam's stronghold, Tikrit.

Evans' work include documentaries on the use of water as a weapon in the Middle East, the threat to the survival of the ancient culture of Iraq's Marsh Arabs, and the growing strength of the religious militias among Iraq's southern Shia.

Evans has covered several other conflicts, including the Afghan war, the end of the civil war in Angola and all of the Balkan wars of the 1990s. She has covered humanitarian crises in both Turkey and Congo and reported from South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Prior to accepting her post in the Middle East, Evans spent several years reporting for CBC Radio from London and Brussels. She covered the European Union's journey toward a single currency from the Maastricht Summit in the early 1990s to the euro's introduction a decade later.

Evans also followed the creation of the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. From Belgrade, she covered the revolution that toppled former Balkan strongman Slobodan Milosevic in a bloodless coup, and his eventual transfer to The Hague for trial.

Evans was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She has a BA from the University of Alberta and an MA in International Journalism from the City University of London in the United Kingdom.

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