Amanda Lindhout          

Founder and Executive Director, The Global Enrichment Foundation; Author, "A House in the Sky"

Amanda Lindhout is founder and executive director of the Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF). A former freelance journalist, Lindhout was on assignment in Somalia in 2008 when she was kidnapped and held hostage for 460 days. After her release, she founded GEF in 2010 to ignite leadership in Somalia through education and economic initiatives. Lindhout advises governments, leaders, nonprofits, and policymakers on the importance of using education to counter radicalization. Her story and her work has been featured in numerous publications and TV and radio programs. Lindhout’s memoir, A House in the Sky, is a New York Times best-seller.

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Amanda Lindhout tells of her captivity, torture in Somalia - Calgary ...

Amanda Lindhout, the Canadian woman taken hostage in Somalia in 2008, has released a new book detailing the 15 months she spent in captivity.

Journalist recounts horrific kidnapping ordeal in Somalia - TODAY.com

Former freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout, who endured beatings, starvation and sexual assaults by Islamic rebels after being kidnapped...

‘I thought I was going to be beheaded’: Alberta reporter opens up about her brutal kidnapping in Somalia

Amanda Lindhout is still struggling to recover from 15 months in captivity at the hands of brutal Somali kidnappers, she tells Charlotte Williamson

I owe my life to those who paid my ransom. But should Ottawa pay ...

Amanda Lindhout: My captors pointed guns at my head. It was not uncommon for them to beat me and then dial my mother. Why? Because they wanted a ...

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