Borzou Daragahi, the FT’s North Africa correspondent, has been honoured by the American Academy of Diplomacy with the Arthur Ross Media Award for Daily Reporting. Other honorees in today’s ceremony included Robert Gates (former US secretary of defence) and Amb. Edmund J. Hull (former US ambassador to Libya and author of High Value Target: Countering Al-Qaeda in Yemen).

Over the past year, Daragahi has covered history-shaping events in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt for the FT, and has reported from the region since 2002. He was born in Iran, grew up in Chicago and New York and currently resides in Cairo.