Resume

EXPERIENCE

Oxfam GB – Home-based (with frequent travels)                                  August 2016 – Present
Yemen Media Lead

  • Supervising and editing the content gathered on the field (interviews, photos and videos)
  • Managing and training members of the communication team on the field
  • Writing press releases, media briefs, and supporting the organizing of press trips and field visits
  • Contributing to the development of Oxfam’s strategy in Yemen, in particular the work of the Advocacy and Campaigns team
  • Answering media queries and taking part in the organizing field visits by journalists
  • Ensuring the quality and consistency of information and messages in Yemen-related media products

The Associated Press – Tunis, Tunisia                                                       May 2014 – July 2016
Video Journalist

  • As the first and sole AP staff in the country, in charge of planning coverage nationally,
    producing and coordinating with stringers, production companies and local media
  • Shooting, editing, writing and filing video stories from the field, often on very tight
    deadlines
  • Covering major news events, such as the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections to
    the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as terrorist attacks and the situation at the Libyan border
  • As part of the Middle East Extra service, filing numerous human-interest stories and as
    well as reports related to society, culture, economy and technology
  • Providing support for print and photo coverage when necessary
  • Traveled to Saudi Arabia to cover the Hajj pilgrimage in October 2014

Freelance Journalist – Egypt; Yemen                                                January 2008 – April 2014
Video Journalist, and Correspondent

  • Shooting, editing and/or writing of video reports for France 24, CNN International, and TV5 Monde
  • Shooting videos for UNHCR and WFP
  • Regular live interventions by phone, radio and television in French and English, for several international media such as France 24, BBC, Radio France, CBC Radio Canada, etc.
  • Writing articles and analysis pieces for numerous media outlets such as Liberation, Al Jazeera English, Moyen-Orient, etc., along with research papers for Cambridge University Press, the French Centre of Archaeology and Social Sciences of Sana’a, and Amnesty International
  • Founding and managing of the website La Voix du Yémen, online magazine in French, English and Arabic about Yemen.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author of Change Square, a photo-book on the Yemeni revolution (2015)
  • Yemen: Revolution suspended?” in collaboration with Gabriele vom Bruck and Atiaf
    Alwazir, in The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World, edited by
    Fawaz A. Gerges. Cambridge University Press, January 2014
  • L’émergence de nouveaux médias pour l’expression d’une troisième voix” in Yémen. Le
    tournant révolutionnaire, under the direction of Laurent Bonnefoy, Franck Mermier and
    Marine Poirier. Coedition Karthala – CEFAS, 2012, p. 345-350

EDUCATION – TRAINING

– New York Film Academy                                                                    09 July – 05 August, 2012
Broadcast Journalism training

– Thomson Reuters Foundation                                          28 November – 02 December, 2011
Training on Good Governance Reporting

– Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University / Cairo University                                 2007 – 2010
Law Degree

OTHER

Languages: French: native language; English: billingual; Arabic: intermediate.

Skills:

  • Photo & video shooting and editing; Writing
  • Software: Office, WordPress, Final Cut Pro 7/X, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition and After Effect. Mac/Windows environments.
  • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)
  • Diaper changing expert

Travel: Egypt, Europe, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, North America, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, etc.

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