“For positive change to occur in the Middle East – civil and social reform must take place and we need to make an effort to understand and accept each other. We must build strong cultural bridges between the Middle East and the West. The only way to do this is through getting acquainted thereby banishing misconceptions and stereotypes.” Honey Al-Sayed
Honey Al-Sayed is an accomplished bilingual (English, Arabic) communications, marketing, public relations professional and award-winning journalist with a wide range of expertise in all aspects of media, arts and culture, as well as public speaking, coaching and media training. In Syria she was the host and producer of the most popular Syrian radio show, Good Morning Syria, an award-winning programme with 6 million listeners. After the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Al-Sayed relocated to the United States and co-founded SouriaLi– an independent, non-profit, online radio network where she worked as a producer, host, and media consultant.
She was a Creative Consultant on Red Lines, a new, independent, documentary which has garnered numerous accolades, including: Best Documentary Feature, Peer Gold, Accolade, and Human Rights awards, produced by Spark Media, where she is an inaugural fellow. She is regularly invited by prominent think tanks, organizations, and universities as a keynote speaker/moderator/panellist, to discuss women’s empowerment, and the role of media and the arts in catalyzing social change and peace building.
Al Sayed is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a Master of Arts in International Affairs, where she received a full scholarship (Frederick Pakis Global Master of Arts Fund)
In parallel to her creative consultancy work, Al Sayed is a Development Manager at El Hibri Foundation, which supports peace education and interfaith cooperation. She is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Foreign Service, the Culture and Politics department at Georgetown University, where she created a course titled Media, Arts, and Culture: Fuelling War or Creating Peace?
BASED IN: Washington DC, USA
LANGUAGES: English and Arabic.
HONEY IN PRINT
We Syrians Have Become Pretty Fearless
HONEY ON SCREEN