I am a journalist and political activist from Syria with more than 15 years of experience in writing and conducting research on politics, governance, Islamic groups, human rights, culture and arts for major news media in the Middle East and North Africa. Whether it is in the actual war zone or among the refugees crossing borders for safety, my writing has always focused on telling the truth, which has often brought me into a face-to-face confrontation with those opposing freedom of expression and the press in the Middle East
I have also an author of two novels and written more than 500 reports, and an expert on political/social trends and personalities
Also I’m the first journalist to report on the revolution while still in Syria, I have been arrested, have his novels banned and his travel restricted. Most recently, I was International Journalist fellow at the CUNY J-school in New York City.
I’m an currently Senior Advisor to Strategy XXI Partners
And, I’m expert in social media, and I have trained journalists across the Arab world in this file
In 2003, I founded an NGO ” Center for Environmental and Social Development ” that today has nearly 200 members on the ground reporting on the Syrian Revolution
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