Itai Anghel

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Itai Anghel (Hebrew: איתי אנגל‎‎) is an Israeli news correspondent. He was a staff reporter for Uvda, a television news program on Channel 2. Anghel teaches a course about world conflicts at the Open University of Israel in Tel Aviv.

Journalism career[edit]

Anghel begun his work as a journalist in 1989, as the World News Editor of Galey Tzahal - Galatz, Israel Army Radio. While editing the world news, he edited and hosted the news magazine and consequently was awarded the "Galey Tzahal Chief Commander award". In 1993, he started working with Israeli TV's Channel 2 news, as the world news editor. Later, he started working for the main week's magazine for Channel 2, creating documentaries. Moving up the ladder of Israeli journalism, Anghel later moved to Uvda, hosted by Ilana Dayan.

In 1991 he was sent to Croatia to cover the war. Between 1992–1995 he was sent to Bosnia several times, and sent his reports to Galey Tzahal and Haaretz, a daily newspaper in Israel. These reports awarded him the Sokolov Award for his outstanding work in journalism. He also reported from Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, focusing on the conditions of these countries in the aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union.

In 1994 Anghel was sent to Rwanda to cover its civil war. In 1999 he covered the war in Kosovo and in 2000 he returned to Yugoslavia. In 2001, after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, he was sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In Israel, he covered the al-Aqsa Intifada in Ramallah, Nablus, and Jenin.

While working for Uvda, he was sent to Iraq in 2003 to create a documentary on the post-Saddam Hussein era. In 2004, he traveled to Indonesia to cover the tsunami disaster set off by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. In December 2005, he returned to Iraq with Uvda to provide a retrospective of the previous years and resultant chaos there.

During the 2006 Lebanon War, Anghel accompanied a Nahal unit of the Israel Defense Forces on a night mission in Southern Lebanon. The documentary shows actual encounters with the Hezbollah.

Later that year, Anghel traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and returned with a three-part documentary depicting the horrors and atrocities in the area. Following a positive response to these broadcasts, he decided to arrange a rock concert benefit for Congo.[1]

In December 2012, Anghel and fellow Israeli journalist Amir Tivon entered Syria to report on its civil war.

In December 2014, Anghel went to Syria again to report on the civil war. His research was broadcast on Uvda. A year later, he returned to northern Syria, reporting from a Kurdish region. He reported on the mass emigration of Kurds to Europe, with a focus on Berlin. His reporting was again broadcast on Uvda.


In 2010, Anghel received a Cutting Edge prize from the International Council for Press and Broadcasting at the sixth annual International Media Awards in London.

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