August’s devastating explosion in Beirut brought to a head the fury and helplessness felt by many people in the Middle East. COVID-19, protests and collapsing economies from Syria to Iraq and Lebanon present unparalleled challenges. Yet consistently there are stories of hope and resilience from people who deal with unimaginable difficulties head-on. Join the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network and Hands Up Foundation to hear from some of the women on the front line of reporting and responding to these multiple crises.
BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet will chair this virtual conversation with the following panellists:
Maya Gebeily, Lebanese journalist in Iraq;
Dr Zahera Harb, Lebanese journalist & academic at City University in London;
Waad al-Kateab, Syrian journalist & filmmaker (co-director of the multi-award winning documentary ‘For Sama’);
Dr Rouba Mhaissen, Syrian-Lebanese economist & development practitioner (founder of Sawa for Development & Aid).