Join us in honoring Journalist Ayman Mohyeldin at The #ArabAmericanSummit!

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is proud to announce Ayman Mohyeldin as the recipient of our newest honor, the 2015 Breakthrough Award!


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The award recognizes an Arab American who has created a significant breakthrough in how the broader public views Arab Americans and their contributions to this country. Mohyeldin will receive the prestigious honor at The Arab American Summit’s Change Makers Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 in Dearborn, Mich. Please join us for the special evening of recognition and for the two-day dynamic Summit Nov. 7-8. Click here to buy tickets!

Mohyeldin’s intrepid work as a journalist, including currently as a foreign correspondent for NBC News and anchor for MSNBC, has taken him around the world, including across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and Japan. He reported exclusively on the Syrian conflict and the situation of Syrian migrants in neighboring countries. He was also among the first journalists to report from Benghazi, Libya following the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in 2012 and covered the 2014 Israeli War on Gaza, where his reporting was praised around the world. Mohyeldin also covered the revolution and turmoil in Ukraine and the rising tensions in Asia between North Korea and Japan.

Prior to joining NBC News, Mohyeldin served as a correspondent for Al Jazeera English and was at the center of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. His coverage of the Egyptian revolution was recognized and praised for its distinction around the world. Furthermore, in 2008 to 2010, Mohyeldin was the only foreign broadcast journalist based in the Gaza Strip. During the 2008 to 2009 war, he was the only American journalist reporting live from Gaza.

Along with multiple Emmy nominations, in 2011, Time Magazine named Mohyeldin as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He was named as GQ Magazine’s “War Photographer of the Year” and Esquire Magazine’s “Journalist of the Year” for its Middle East edition. Mohyeldin has also amassed one of the largest social media audiences of any American journalist, in part, by directly sharing his reporting, particularly photos of war and revolution, with his followers.

Don’t miss the chance to see Mohyeldin at the Change Makers Dinner, along with Spirit of Service Awardee Ali Baleed Almaklani and Emerging Leader Awardee Sara El-Amine.


Regular Registration through Nov. 3, 2015 at midnight

  • $175 — NNAAC Member*
  • $225 — Non-NNAAC Member with Saturday Dinner*
  • $175 — Non-NNAAC Member without Saturday Dinner
  • $100 — High School/College Student*
  • $100 — Sponsorship of a High School/College Student* (new)
  • $75 — Saturday Dinner only

*Includes Saturday night dinner and limited transportation.  

The Arab American Summit—an exceptional, dynamic symposium convened by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)—will feature forums on issues facing the Arab American community and strategies for overcoming them; workshops on nonprofit management, leadership, activism and advocacy; and a customized track for high school students. Everyone who attends will leave the weekend feeling empowered with new ideas and strategies to advance social change. It's a weekend you do not want to miss! Register today!

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