Dalia is an award-winning journalist based in Cairo, Egypt. She is the Environment Editor and deputy managing director of Al Ahram Hebdo weekly newspaper in French language. Dalia is a board member of the Arab Science Journalists Association (ASJA), and the president of the Egyptian Association of Science Journalists (under construction).
Currently working as a manager and director at Ma’an Satellite Channel, Iyad Al-Atyat has 15 years of experience in media. He has a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Bethlehem College where he developed his skills as a director, cameraman, and video editor.
Bushra Al-Ansi works for the newspaper ALNEDAA as the environment page editor. She has participated in a number of workshops, conferences, and training courses related to the environment both inside and outside Yemen.
A seasoned Lebanese journalist working for the daily newspaper Al-Akhbar, Bassam Al Kantar frequently writes about environment and climate change issues. He strongly believes that the free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Currently working as a Qatar-based Middle Eastern correspondent for the ANSA-Italian News Agency, Ms. Astorri has been publishing from Qatar since 2008. She has worked with Al Jazeera English and Doha-based The Peninsula newspaper.
A reporter at Dubai-based Gulf News, Noorhan Barakat covers various beats including Police and Civil Defense, Culture and Arts, Municipality and human interest. She holds a BA in Mass Communication with a concentration in Journalism from the American University of Sharjah, UAE. She also minored in photography.
Chokri has worked as journalist for 26 years and currently is Editor in Chief of Courrier de Tunisie & La Presse daily news paper. He is in charge of external relation in Tunisian Body of journalism. He began covering environmental issues in the early 1990s and has worked as a journalism trainer on these issues. Chokri’s environmental reporting has been recognised by numerous organisations and received awards and decoration
James Fahn is the Global Director of Internews’ Environmental Programs and directs Internews’ Earth Journalism Network from Washington, D.C.. Fahn is a journalist who has primarily focused on environmental issues in developing countries. For nine years during the 1990s, Fahn was based in Thailand where he was a reporter and editor for The Nation, an English-language daily newspaper based in Bangkok, and hosted a television show.
Abeer Fouad is a scientific and medical editor with Al-Ahram newspaper where she responsible for researching and reporting daily news stories and reports. Mrs Fouad has participated in several workshops and conferences in the areas of health, environment and global warming but this will be her first opportunity to cover a COP.
Since 2009, Ms Khatatbeh has been working as a reporter and editor in the English website department of Ammon News Agency, an online news network based in Amman, Jordan. She also has regularly contributed to reports on the Arabic site, including translations of news reports to and from Arabic/English.
Since joining the Qatar-based English daily Gulf Times Newspaper as a Reporter in 2007, Olayiwola has specialised in reporting on Health, Education, Environment and Tourism issues in Qatar. She has a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication with a concentration in Print Journalism from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Jeff Rutherford is an independent consultant based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and co-founder of Fair Earth Consulting Co. His work deals with sustainable development in the Mekong Region.
Mike manages the International Institute for Environment and Development’s media relations. He is a former news editor at SciDev.Net and has trained hundreds of journalist in climate-change reporting.
Willie Shubert has spent the last two and a half years as the coordinator of National Geographic Magazine’s International Editions were he was responsible for maintaining the accuracy and quality of the magazine’s translations. He has recently joined Internews' Earth Journalism Network as the Program Coordinator. He has a degree in geography from Humboldt State University with concentrations in Economics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Chinese.
Based in London, Morgan is a Program Associate at Internews Europe. Previously she has worked for Internews in Afghanistan and then co-ordinating the Earth Journalism Awards in Copenhagen.
A senior journalist working for Qatar Tribune newspaper, Ihsan Yousef is also the regional media head for COP18.