Hala Jaber

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Hala Jaber is a Lebanese-British journalist. She was born in West Africa and currently writes for The Sunday Times.[1] Jaber was awarded the Amnesty International Journalist of the Year Award in 2003. She won Foreign Correspondent of the Year at the British Press Awards[1] in 2005 and 2006 for her coverage of the Iraq War, and in 2012 for her coverage of the Libyan uprising. She co-won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for her work in Iraq in 2007.

Her first book, Hezbollah: Born With a Vengeance, was published in 1997. The book describes the rise and the political agenda of Hezbollah against the background of Lebanese history from 1970 to 1997. Her second book, The Flying Carpet to Baghdad: One Woman's Fight for Two Orphans of War, was published in 2009. The book chronicles her efforts to help two girls during the Iraq War.

Hala Jaber was married to award-winning news photographer Steve Bent, till his death, in 2011.


  • Jaber, Hala. Hezbollah, Columbia University Press: 1997.
  • Jaber, Hala. The Flying Carpet to Baghdad: One Woman's Fight for Two Orphans of War, Macmillan, 2009
  • Jaber, Hala. The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles: A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans. Viking Canada. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-670-06961-3. 






  1. ^ http://www.tiborjones.com/author_hala_jaber.html