Audio Journalist in New York City.
I'm a print investigative reporter turned audio journalist.
I have native trilingual fluency in English, Arabic and Italian, and over 10 years of experience in journalism, strategic communications, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) political analysis. I also co-founded the global prizewinning news site Mada Masr, described by The Guardian as "the news site keeping press freedom alive in Egypt."
I tell stories that cover the "why" of news, and connect the dots between history, high-level politics such as immigration and foreign policy (particularly in the MENA region), with human stories on US soil and abroad. Most recently, I have also been reporting from New York City as a graduate student for Columbia's School of Journalism, where I graduated with an M.S. in Journalism (audio specialization) in August 2021. During my time there I was also the President of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association, Columbia University Chapter.
My experience abroad included reporting for the Financial Times, The Guardian and other international outlets on Egyptian politics, the criminal justice system, police violence, social movements and resource conflicts in Nile basin countries. I also covered key events such as the trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and Egyptian presidential elections.
I graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto with a double major in Political Science and Media Studies, as well as an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS; the world's top institution for the study of the MENA region.
All of these stories were scripted, produced, edited and reported entirely by me,.
What are vaccine passports? And are they ethical? - Uptown Radio.
Co-host - entire broadcast - Uptown Radio
History of the minimum wage fight - Columbia News Service (selected to be uploaded onto the wire).
Black-owned businesses thrive in Weeksville - Uptown Radio
NARRATIVE AUDIO REPORTING
Leaving the Coptic Orthodox Church - Master's Project.
The quest to find Nafas - Telling True Stories in Sound Podcast
The journey home through Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. - Telling True Stories in Sound Podcast