Salim Essaid is an international reporter at Euronews covering stories on innovation, society, business and technology in the Middle East. Currently he is the host of Sci-Tech in Dubai, reporting on the latest in innovation, science, and technology.

Over the past decade, Salim has covered breaking news, features and inspiring stories from around the world for outlets including TIME Magazine, CNN, NHK World, Agence France Presse (AFP) and the Associated Press (AP). 

Until the end of 2020, Salim was the lead reporter on Euronews’ weekly Inspire Middle East. He produced more than 120 episodes exploring the latest happenings in the MENA region’s technology, business, and cultural scene to highlight the people breaking the mold, for an international audience.

His career saw him cover happenings from across the globe including women’s citizenship rights in Jordan, and protests over the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2017.

He has investigated New York’s secret surveillance policies over Arab and Muslim Americans, covered world events such as the trial of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, and the terror attacks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, working as an editor at CNN’s live news desk.  

Salim is passionate about speaking, moderating and storytelling in the Middle East and Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Arabic and Japanese from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in broadcasting from the Columbia School of Journalism in New York.

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