Resume

EXPERIENCE

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

• Supervising the content gathering process in terms of interviews, photos and videos
• Writing press releases, media reactions and media briefings on Yemen’s humanitarian situation and Oxfam’s emergency response
• Contributing to the development of the strategy for Oxfam in Yemen, especially 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
• Leading and training a team of several Field Media Assistants and Social Media Officer

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 Video Journalist – Sana’a, Yemen                                 November 2012 – April 2014
Cameraman and VJ

• Shot and filed video reports in French and English for France 24 and TV5 Monde
• Shot footage for CNN International’s video stories on Yemen, in collaboration with their
local print correspondent

La Voix du Yémen – Sana’a, Yemen                                                          April 2011 – April 2014
Co-founder and Editor in Chief

• Created and managed an online magazine in French, English and Arabic:
www.lavoixduyemen.com
• Wrote articles, shot photo essays and video stories on social-economic and cultural issues
in Yemen

Freelance Journalist – Cairo, Egypt; Sana’a, Yemen                         January 2008 – April 2014

• Conducted research and consulting for a 12 minute Documentary “Yémen : les femmes et
la révolution”, ARTE GEIE /Solas Films – United Kingdom
• Reported live by phone, on radio and TV for different media including: France 24, BBC,
Radio France, CBC/Radio Canada, etc.
• Wrote articles and analysis pieces for numerous media outlets including: Libération, Al
Jazeera English, Fair Observer, Le Figaro, Moyen-Orient, etc.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Change Square, with Atiaf Alwazir. Blurb, February 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

– Safer Edge                                                                                                                 23-26 January, 2017
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

– 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

– Cairo University, Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University                                2007 – 2010
Law Degree from the IDAI institute

– Paris IV – La Sorbonne                                                                                                     2006 – 2007
University Diploma of Classical Arabic

OTHER

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

Skills: Photo and Video editing (Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Final Cut 7/X). Use of full HD camcorders, DSLRs and live feed units.

Travel: Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Israel/Palestine, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, etc.

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