27 April

Maryam Jamshidi

Expert on Civil Society and Transitional Justice in the Arab World  FOLLOW MARYAM Maryam Jamshidi is a lawyer and writer with nearly ten years of experience working on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her prior experiences include providing legal representation to a number of regional governments, working at a local […]

30 January

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Writer and Academic “The Arab Spring revolutionised our streets and our politics but not our societies. We still need an intellectual revolution where we don’t simply copy the western model but develop our own model of freedom and democracy; a model that takes into account the things that matter to us. Religion will always be […]

19 December

Bahia Shehab

Image courtesy of Brownbook magazine and Nadia Mounier Lebanese/Egyptian Artist & Historian “If you don’t speak out someone is going to speak out for you. As designers we are recreating Arab visual identity” Bahia is associate professor of professional practice and director of the graphic design major at the American University in Cairo. She has […]

8 December

Dima Khatib

Most Influential Arab Woman on Twitter FOLLOW DIMA Dima Khatib is a Syrian-born Palestinian journalist. Since 1997, she has worked as a correspondent, producer, and Latin America Bureau Chief for the Al Jazeera network. Prior to her work with Al Jazeera, Khatib worked for Swiss Radio International in Bern and for Agence France-Presse. She was […]

30 October

Alia Ibrahim

Beirut Based Senior Correspondent Alia Ibrahim is a Beirut based journalist. She joined Al-Arabiya news in 2008 as a Senior correspondent and has since covered news for the channel from across the Middle East. Ibrahim’s coverage of events has taken her since 2011 to most countries of the Arab spring including Yemen, Tunisia, Libya and […]