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Sonia Verma

Foreign Affairs Correspondent for The Globe And Mail

Sonia Verma is a Canadian journalist who covers foreign affairs for The Globe and Mail. She has covered the economic change in Latin America, the elections in Haiti, and the revolution in Egypt, where she was one of several Canadian journalists detained by the army after demonstrations in Tahrir Square – both via traditional means and through her Twitter account.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Summary Profile

Sonia Verma is a Canadian journalist who covers foreign affairs for The Globe and Mail. She has covered the economic change in Latin America, the elections in Haiti, and the revolution in Egypt, where she was one of several Canadian journalists detained by the army after demonstrations in Tahrir Square – both via traditional means and through her Twitter account.

She began her career at The Toronto Star, where she worked for seven years, and was nominated for a National Newspaper Award for a series chronicling an immigrant family’s journey from Delhi to Toronto. Before joining The Globe and Mail in 2009, Sonia was based in the Middle East and reported from more than a dozen countries for Canadian, American and British newspapers including The Times of London and New York Newsday.

Sonia has written extensively about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the war in Afghanistan. She has covered the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the war in Southern Lebanon and the rise of Hamas, and served as The Times’ Jerusalem correspondent, and later as the Gulf correspondent, reporting from countries such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. She has reported on the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and deadly floods in Haiti.