Jody Sabral

Author, broadcast journo, filmmaker, 10 years in Turkey

Jody Sabral began her career in journalism in Turkey as a text editor at the online English news service at Turkey's largest circulated daily newspaper Hurriyet. She is a published photorgrapher with WorldPictureNews based in New York. Photo stories include refugees in Sri Lanka, earth quake zone in Pakistan, the barriers that divide Cyprus and news stories from Turkey. Jody joined Aljazeera English in-house as a text journalist and moved to Doha in June 2006.

After a stint in Doha she returned to Turkey and worked as a freelance reporter for the likes of CBC Canada, France24, BBC, Aljazeera, Press TV, Iran's first 24-hour live news channel broadcast in English, Metropolis TV, an arm of VPRO the Netherlands. Jody has produced films for Aljazeera's investigative programme People and Power. Noteable interviews include former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami, Iran's foreign minister Manoucher Mottaki, Hamas leadership, she has also posed questions to Turkish leaders and regional heads of states such as Afghan president Hamid Kharzai. Jody's latest self-assignment was to self-publish her first novel Changing Borders, political fiction on the new Middle East.