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Omar El Akkad is The Globe's technology reporter, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been with The Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's technology reporter, he worked at The Globe's Ottawa bureau and the Toronto desk.

He has also reported from foreign assignments in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Egypt, as well as numerous locations within the United States.

Omar is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.



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