Walid Badran

I am a creative writer, copy editor, translator, poofreader and reporter. I have been doing this job for 34 years, 13 of which with the BBC Arabic online team in London, UK (from 2003 to 20011 and from 2017 to current). My responsibilities include covering news, translating, editing and proofreading news and stories across a diverse range of areas such as politics, economy, art, business, sports, science, health, and technology.

Outside the BBC, I have worked for various platforms such as Akhbar Al-Youm newspaper, Egyptian Radio and TV, German News Agency, the Egyptian Gazette newspaper and some websites such as Akhbar Al-Youm, Sada elbalad, Dot Masr, Raseef 22, Huffington Post Arabic and Masr Al Arabiya. 
In 2012, I was awarded Mustafa and Ali Amin press prize for most outstanding online journalist in Egypt (a prestigious award in Egypt).

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Walid Badran


London : 07424141830

I am deeply motivated by my passion for movies, music, human rights, global peace, languages, social media and journalism. Having exceptional research skills and attention to detail, I can apply these to my interest in media. I am looking for a working environment that further develops my skills, a place in which I can grow and learn new things. I enjoy challenges and fast-paced environments, as I feel it is ideal for my work ethic. I relish achieving goals and helping my teammates achieve our common objectives. 


  • Creative writing
  • Translation, localization and transcreation
  • Strong research and attention to detail skills
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Proficiency in social media promotion & SEO
  • Experience in fact-checking and metadata creation Proficiency in social media promotion
  • Strong project management and team coordination skills
  • Proficient in digital production tools and techniques
  • Computer and IT skills
  • Podcast

Experience and achievement

2017 To Present

Digital Journalist, BBc (London)

  • Translating, editing, and proofreading stories in different fields.
  • Curating for the published stories on the website and fact checking including the Metadata for all references to guarantee diversity standards like women and minorities representation.
  • Providing original in-depth stories in different fields including art, films, varieties, business, sports, science, health, and technology stories with their metadata (i.e. tags in Journalism) and social media promotion.

2015 to 2017

Freelance Writer and Journalist in Dot Masr, Rassef22 and Misr El Arabia (Cairo, Egypt)

  • Writing articles in different fields about human rights, science, health, films, music and cinema.
  • Writing different historical topics and stories from a new creative view in a way that engaged users to read and interact within the websites and social media.

2011 to 2015

Editor, Akhbar Elyoum news website - Cairo Egypt

  • Providing the team with creative ideas about stories in different fields like politics, business, art, movies, football, and music album etc.
  • Supervising social media promotion and SEO
  • Organizing the workflow pattern for my team.
  • Writing a daily article.

2009 To 2011

Senior Journalist, BBC Arabic (London)

  • Assisting the online Editor in Organizing the work pattern.
  • Providing my team with creative ideas for stories.
  • Creating metadata sheets for my team’s stories production.
  • Following social media promotion of our stories.
  • Coordinate leaves, training, and duty trips among the team members.

2003 To 2009

journalist, bbc arabic (london)

  • Translating, editing, and proofreading articles in; movies, politics, art, varieties, business, sports, science, health, and technology stories. In addition, I have produced several original stories and features for BBC Arabic website and Radio.
  • Doing the voice over for the radio when required.

1988 to 2003

Journalist, translator, and proofreader in Al Akhbar Newspaper, DPA News Agency and the Egyptian radio. 

*Writing stories from around the world in different fields.
*Checking and reviewing the stories before publishing.


In 2012, I was awarded the Mustafa and Ali Amin press prize for most outstanding online journalist in Egypt (a prestigious award in Egypt).

Education and courses

  • BBC training courses (2017-2022) on social media, fact checking and visual Journalism, video and Audio editing and creative writing skills for digital platforms.
  • BA in Mass Communication+ Translation, Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University May 1988.
  • Investigative Journalism workshop, in Jordan in 2014.
  • BBC training courses (2003-2011) on the skills of writing for online, radio and tv, interview skills, ethics of the profession and legal aspects, managerial courses, and hostile environment courses (covering in dangerous areas).
  • Training course on the print media with funding from the European Union in Belgium in 2001.
  • Training course on the print media with funding from the European Union in Spain in 1995.
  • Workshops to improve journalist’s skills in the print media, egyptian Journalists Syndicate (Cairo, Egypt).
  • Mass Communication Studies in Boston University in 1993.


  • Arabic (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (fair)

Hobbies & Interests:

Writing bedtime stories for my kids, reading, movies, football  and volunteering

“You can make anything by writing.”

C. S. Lewis