Bilal Abdul Kareem is an American journalist, reporter, and documentary filmmaker. He is known for reporting from the Syrian rebel-controlled territory near Aleppo since 2012.  His closeness to insurgent groups he covers has been criticized.
was born in 1970 in the US state of New York. There he grew up in a small suburb playing Baseball and attending church services on Sunday. While still in primary school, he entered into an oratorical contest wherein he won 1st prize for his recitation of former US President Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech “Gettysburg Address”. It was at that point Bilal saw the power of communication and expression. “I knew from a very young age that I loved people and loved to get to know them”. 
Bilal Abdul Kareem traveled to Syria for the first time in 2012 to document resistance fighter’s activities who were fighting against the rule of Bashar Assad. “I had an idea about the Mujaahideen after producing my documentary “Torture Agreement” in post-Qadhafi Libya. There I met many respectable Islamic fighters calling for Islamic Law. I was curious as to what kind of fighter I would find in Syria. So I decided to go and document it”. 
Bilal's reporting wet viral on December 12th, 2016, after he professed on Facebook that it could be his last broadcasting. In a Skype Q&A moments before bombardment he confessed that he came too close to the frontline for having interviewed rebel leaders in an attempt to report the facts. He confessed that he may be killed. 
In his latest report through a facebook live post, he said that people were finally leaving besieged Aleppo, and travel to safe haven. He said he will be doing the same thing.