James Martone has worked in journalism since 1984, when he got his first job reporting for Radio Cairo in Egypt. He went on to work for the Washington Post and the Associated Press in Cairo, and later for CNN as a producer/correspondent based in Cairo and Baghdad. He was in Iraq before and during the 2003 invasion. Other countries he reported from for CNN included Libya, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, India, Albania, Turkey and Greece. James is presently a consultant for the World Bank’s Broadcast and Multimedia Unit, EXTCC, where he writes and produces video stories on Bank programs. He holds a Masters in Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute for Islamic Studies in Rome.