Mary Fitzgerald is the Irish Times award-winning foreign affairs correspondent. She began her career reporting on Northern Ireland before relocating to the Middle East. Now based in Dublin, she works across the Middle East, Africa and south Asia, reporting from countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her work has appeared in other publications including Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and the Guardian. In 2004 she was awarded the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post. In 2006 she spent five months reporting on Islam in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Turkey for the Irish Times after she was awarded the inaugural Douglas Gageby Fellowship. Mary is a frequent contributor to international broadcast media including the BBC, CBS News and Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ.