Idrees Ali Biography
Idrees Ali is a media personality serving as a National Security and Foreign Policy Correspondent at Reuters News Agency focusing on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. He joined Reuters News Agency in June 2015 as a Foreign Policy and National Security intern.
Idrees Ali Age
His age is unknown.
Idrees Ali Height
He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.
Idrees Ali Nationality
Ali is a non-U.S. citizen.
In May 2022, the Pentagon seized his phone and would not allow him to use his electronics while traveling with the Defense Department’s No. 2 official, according to a person on the trip and an email viewed by POLITICO.
“This policy was the first time I had experienced this after covering dozens of Pentagon trips across three administrations. It means that we can’t do the very thing I’m supposed to on these trips, which is write stories,” Ali wrote. Ali is not a U.S. citizen.
Before boarding the plane at Joint Base Andrews, Ali was told of a new rule mandating that foreigners flying on Air Force planes using top secret classification would be prohibited from using their electronics on the flight.
Ten minutes into the flight to Oslo, Norway, a public affairs officer “very apologetically” instructed Ali to “physically” hand over his phone, and was told that he could not use his AirPods or open his laptop, according to one of the people on the trip. The other reporter on the flight, who is a U.S. citizen, did not have to hand over their phone.
In a statement to POLITICO, Air Force spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said the incident was a “miscommunication” and said the service will “be reviewing the policy going forward.”
“Like everyone serving in uniform, U.S. Air Force aircrews are expected to protect classified information aboard their aircraft. In accordance with a new policy, the aircrew, in this case, applied a more restrictive approach to communication security, which led to a miscommunication about the reporter’s use of personal electronic devices on the aircraft,” Ryder said.
Ali was given his phone back upon landing after an eight-hour flight.
Idrees Ali Education
Idrees graduated from Queen’s University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B.Com.) and International Business.
He also received a Master’s degree in Journalism and International and Conflict Reporting from the University of Maryland College Park in 2014.
Idrees Ali Family
Ali’s family has been involved in journalism in Pakistan for decades. His grandfather fought for free speech, even at the cost of his health and life, in a country where journalists are routinely harassed and, in some cases, killed.
His family’s rich history in journalism and perseverance through difficult times to inform the public inspired Ali to become a reporter.
Idrees Ali Wife
Despite being a media personality Ali has managed to keep his marital status away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not clear whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.
He hasn’t also revealed whether he has kids or not.
Idrees Ali Reuters News Agency
Ali is a National Security and Foreign Policy Correspondent at Reuters News Agency focusing on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. He reports on U.S. military activity and operations throughout the world and the impact that they have. Ali has reported from over two dozen countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, and much of the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He has also reported from Karachi, Pakistan.
Ali joined Reuters News Agency in June 2015 as a foreign policy and national security intern. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at the Japan Foreign Press Center covering the defense industry in Japan. He also served as a special correspondent and intern at the Washington Post and as a journalist for the Voice of America.
Idrees Ali Salary and Net Worth
His salary and net worth are under review.
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