Hi! My name is Leyla Doss. I'm an award-winning NYC-based trilingual (English, Arabic, Italian) journalist. I have 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 also reported from Egypt and the wider MENA region and published with the Financial Times, The Guardian and other international news outlets, and have experience with the Associated Press's bureau in London.
I have reported from Egypt on the 2011 Arab Spring, women's and worker's movements, police brutality, climate change and key events such as the trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
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. I'm also an incoming graduate student for the M.S. Journalism Program from Columbia University.