Lebanese University Newsroom Team

Our team is unique in being the first to involve students from both East and West campuses of Lebanese University’s Faculty of Information. We are skilled in reporting, investigative journalism, social media management, photography, video, writing and editing. We also regularly receive training from journalism professionals and experts to support our learning through building a network of media and community partners. In some cases this has led to more specific and ongoing partnerships with journalism professionals and organisations, namely Raseef22 and Maharat.

Email us at info@arabcitizenmedia.org if you’d like to join our team, or hear more about our ongoing training opportunities.

Our Team

عبدالله المعمري

.A media student specializing in journalism at Taiz University and an independent journalist, trained in investigative journalism and open source investigations, and produced a number of them with regard to Yemeni affairs, and is very interested in this type of journalism, which is considered to be new in the Arab media community.


Amel El Faleh


Ayah Hashem

A media student at Sanaa University interested in human rights and independent writer in the political arenas in Yemen. I hope to be an investigative journalist

@ayah hashem

Bassel Hanna

I'm a journalism student at AUC, minoring in both writing and psychology. I worked as a reporter for a semester at The Caravan, the AUC student newspaper, and it's fair to say that it was my most enjoyable time at university. I'm passionate about bringing stories to people that would otherwise remain unheard.


Batoul Diab

A journalism student at the Lebanese University. I'm a news editor at "Almayadeen website", where i focus mostly on political and social subjects and working at new-media/social networking. Making documentaries is something i love, and my first one was very successful.


Chadi Tannous

Journalism student at the Lebanese University and freelance journalist. Did an internship at VDL radio station, and currently an internship at 'Al-Akhbar' newspaper. Published several investigations on Lebanese societal issues.


Elissa Mdawar

Citizen of the world. Freelance journalist. I focus on cultural, social, scientific and mental health issues. In the MENA countries lacking almost everything, there is so much that we can do. Traveling | Arts | Nature


Fatima Meneem

Masters student in Information and Communication Sciences at the Lebanese University. To present BA in Arabic Literature at the Lebanese University as well. Covered and attended several Conferences about New Media. Workshop in acting, video editing adobe premier. Interested in researches and film making.


Kipp Jones

Kipp co-runs Wild Ilk Limited, a start-up graphic design studio working in brand, web and print design. Whilst collaborating with the Arab Citizen Media team he developed a new graphic style for the organisation which could then be applied to various forms of screen media, including this website.


Laifi Wala


Layla Yammine

Freelance journalist, based in Beirut. Lebanese University graduate. Currently writing for "Vice Arabia", and a member in a research team working on current Arab issues. Focusing in my job on the importance of the role of the Arab youth.


Maryam Dahdouh

Freelance journalist, student at the Lebanese university. Participated in journalism workshops and covered conferences. Interested in civil society issues, and focusing on activating the role of women in Arab societies. For me journalism means three words: audacity, investigation, and adventure.


Maryo Nakhoul

Freelance journalist and photographer focusing mainly on social affairs, education, environment and culture. Some good books, lot of music and so much love make me feel happier. Positive. Optimist. Naturoholic. “Do it with Love”


Menna Haroun

A novelist, freelance journalist, and documentaries producer. I have a bachelor degree in Multimedia Journalism and Arabic literature at the American University in Cairo. My goal in life is to reach and give a voice to the voiceless as everyone has his own story that should be told from his own perspective.


محمد عمر العابد

طالب صحافة و مذيع .إلتحق بعدة دورات تدريبية في مجال الصحافة و مهتم بالشأن الثقافي و الترفيهي و بعض الفنون.

Mohamed Salah Naguez


Monica Naguib

Freelance journalist. Has a B.A in multimedia journalism from the American University in Cairo. Arabic Editor at AUC Caravan. Writer at AUC Times. Interested in civil society issues and women's rights. Passionate about writing and storytelling.


Noran A Morsi

Cairo-based fresh grad with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism from the American University in Cairo. Passionate about Photography, Podcasting, Creative Writing and Theatre.


Obeda Al Bayerli

.مرحبا أنا عبيده البايرلي. أنا طاللب صحافة سنة أولى من سوريا أقيم حاليا في تركية، عملت مسبقا مع عدد من الصحف والمواقع الإخبارية. تقبلوا تحياتي

Olfat Al Qubbati

A student of mass communication in Sana’a university. Intrested in politics , humanitarian fields, passionate about investigations because it helps people to learn about the reality and how to share it with public opinion with total credibility and truth.


Omar Alsawadi

Student in Media and communication science at the University of Mannheim. News- and Viedo editor at Euphratespost news network. My focus is propaganda research, media impact and international relations.


Rania Arres


Salma Fouad


Sara Obeid

Freelance journalist interested in research and writing. Graduated from the Lebanese University with a BA in Journalism and English Literature. I have done an internship at Al-Nour radio station. Attending conferences and workshops related to journalism, media and digital media made me more motivated and encouraged me to look forward towards my masters degree!


Sheima Guizani

Journalism student at a private Tunisian university "université centrale " . Participated in writing workshops and did an internship at a tunisian private radio station. I focus on cultural , artistic, wellbeing and environmental topics.

Stephanie Ghanem

Journalism student at the Lebanese University. Did an internship at VDL and the National News Agency. Covered several conferences on Lebanese social issues, published articles and attended journalism workshops.


Tracy Makhlouf

Freelance journalist. Currently a media Master's student at the American University of Beirut and a graduate assistant. Interested in pursuing a career in media research, as well as documentary filmmaking and production in the humanitarian field.


Zahraa Dirani

Master student in Media and Communication Studies at the Lebanese University. Freelance journalist focuses on social issues. Interested in cultural studies and learning more about communities around the world.


Zahra Al Qadasi

A student at Sana‘a University Faculty of Mass Communication؛ a freelancer journalist, I tend to write human stories, investigative journalism, and creative literary writings, full of passion about writing in general, and journalistic in particular and in continuous development.