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Amira Elghawaby obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001. Since then, she has worked as both a full-time and freelance journalist, writing and producing stories for a variety of media including CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.

In 2012, she joined NCCM as its Human Rights Coordinator to advocate for the human rights & civil liberties of diverse communities. In 2015, Amira became the organization’s Communications Director and she leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.