8 April

Liliane Landor

  BBC World Service Controller, Languages FOLLOW LILIANE As Controller, Languages, World Service Group, Liliane Landor is editorially and managerially responsible for all 28 language services on BBC radio, TV and on line and 1400 staff in the UK and internationally. She began her career at the BBC with the French service before presenting Europe […]

3 March

Laila Hamdaoui

Fashion and beauty editor, Laha Magazine FOLLOW LAILA Laila Hamdaoui is fashion and beauty editor for Laha magazine, a leading Arab Women’s weekly. She has been a fixture in the Arab fashion publishing world for nearly 20 years where she perfected the art of creating beautiful fashion pages for a conservative and fast-changing Middle-Eastern market. […]

5 February

Honey Al-Sayed

Creative Consultant FOLLOW HONEY “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 […]

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 […]

22 December

May Abdel Asim

Egyptian Entrepreneur in Publishing and Media FOLLOW MAY May is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the publishing and media fields in Egypt. She is the founder and managing editor of What Women Want…Magazine and the Managing Director of Media & More, a boutique advertising and digital media agency. Following a career in marketing, May […]