Urban Hamid is a freelance journalist.
He was born and raised in Sweden by a Swedish mother and an Iraqi father
Hamid has since 2003 specialized in the Muslim world.
Prior to 2003 he lived in the U.S. and studied the image of Muslims and Arabs in
American mass media.
In 2002 Hamid, as Aftonbladet's correspondent, was the only journalist in Baghdad
throughout the war.
After the war he continued to monitor events in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
For Urban Hamid's ability to report from Baghdad under
extremely difficult and dangerous work conditions about the
every-day-life in a way that meets international standards"
Awarded the Journalist of the Year 2007,
by the Swedish association for magazines