Zaina Erhaim

Award winning Syrian journalist, named among the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2016 by Arabian Business and Unsung heroes of 2016 by Reuters Thomson. She received Index on Censorship, Freedom of Expression award in 2016, Press Freedom Prize by Reporters Without Borders and Peter Mackler Award for Ethical and Courageous Journalism in 2015 beside Mustafa Al Husaine award for the best article written by a young journalist.

She has been working as the Syria project coordinator for IWPR for the last 4 years, trained more than 100 media activists on journalism basics inside Syria and made a series of short films named Syria Rebellious Women and Syria diaries told by its women. 

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