A Jordanian citizen belonging to the tribe of journalists.

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Professional Status

Employed
Open to opportunities

Experience

Journalist

France 24
Since April 2013
  • Economic news anchor - Arabic language
  • Desk and field reporter - international hard news and feature stories on the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.
  • Assistant producer of news bulletins, The Debate programme and other special editions at the Arabic channel of France 24.
  • Articles, features and daily coverage of international and Middle East affairs for the website of France 24 news channel in both Arabic and French.

Journalist

TV5 Monde
February 2013
  • Stories covering international politics and social issues on the website of TV5 Monde.

Reporter

Agence France-Presse (AFP)
July 2012 to August 2012
  • Reporting on political and economic reforms in Jordan and the influx of refugees from neighbouring Syria in summer 2012.

Reporter

The Jordan Times
June 2008 to June 2011
  • Covering youth, universities, on-campus political groups, religion, cinema and music, in addition to waves of protests that swept Jordan during the Arab spring since late 2010.

Reporter

Al Sijill magazine
April 2008 to June 2010
  • Features about Jordan's politics, youth, religious groups, sports and society.

Editor

Media in Cooperation and Transition - Niqash website
June 2010 to August 2010
  • Editing features about Iraqi politics and society.

Fixer

Self-employed
March 2011 to June 2011
  • With Sarah Birke, Middle East correspondent for several media outlets including The Independent, The Times, the BBC, The Economist and The Foreign Policy. The work included phone interviews with Syrian citizens in places witnessing confrontations between president Bashar Al Assad's regime forces and demonstrators in the beginning of the March 2011 uprising.
  • With French journalist Benjamin Barthe, Le Monde correspondent and Middle East expert, at the Jordanian-Syrian border city of Ramtha to cover the influx of Syrian refugees to Jordan and the Assad's regime bombardement of Deraa across the borderline.

Translator

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)
Since June 2008

Education

Master's degree

Lille Graduate School of Journalism (ESJ Lille)
July 2011 to May 2013

Two-year practical courses on TV reporting (TV writing, presenting, filming and editing), radio journalism, web, print media and news agency work.

Specialised in online journalism.

Master's degree

The Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po Lille)
September 2011 to May 2013

BA in French language and literature

The University of Jordan
September 2007 to June 2011

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-levels

Collège De La Salle (Frères) - Amman
September 2005 to June 2007

Skills

  • Translation.
  • Reporting (both print and audivisual).
  • An investigative report on "marginalised cyclists" in France. It tells the story of French cyclists who could not gain access to main international competitions such as the Tour de France because they refused doping.
    Investigation carried out with French colleague and journalist Aurélien Delfosse - ESJ Lille 2012.
  • An investigation on the "battle over sheep": conflicts between Evangelical and Apostolic churches in Jordan over recruting young believers - Al Sijill magazine 2008.
  • Several courses and workshops on investigative journalism organised by the Amman-based Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) network since 2007.
  • Filming.
  • Editing and daily news production (AVID & Final Cut Pro).
  • Presentation.
  • Specialisation at the ESJ Lille.
  • Production of online content (videos, infographs, interactive elements... etc) and use of other web tools.
  • A webdocumentary on skating culture in the city of Lille - Northern France.
  • Social networking.
  • Several courses on computer-assisted reporting, cybersecurity and online privacy.
  • Reporting.
  • Editing (Audacity).
  • Presentation.
  • Quark Xpress.
  • Photoshop.
  • SD550, SD600 and other types of cameras.

Interests

  • Playing oriental lute (oud).
  • De La Salle Scouts - Jordan (elected board member 2005 - 2007).
  • Jordan Scouts member (1999 - 2009).
  • A "Young Master's" degree in preventive environmental strategies - Lund University - Sweden (2006).
  • The Global Environmental Youth Convention (GEYC) - Dubai 2006.
  • Hiking.
  • Soccer.

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