Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Zaina Erhaim is a Syrian journalist named among the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in 2016 by Arabian Business, and Unsung Heroes by Reuters Thomson. She has been awarded with the Index on Censorship, Freedom of Expression Award in 2016, amongst other awards. As the Syria project coordinator for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, she has trained 100 citizen journalists, a third of whom are women. She directed the documentary series, “Syria’s Rebellious Women”. @ZainaErhaim
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: The 11-year war in Syria has shone a light on the struggles of local journalists who are often dismissed as ‘mere’ activists and whose plight is largely ignored by the international community.