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).
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.
Experience and achievement
2017 To Present
Digital Journalist, BBc (London)
2015 to 2017
Freelance Writer and Journalist in Dot Masr, Rassef22 and Misr El Arabia (Cairo, Egypt)
2011 to 2015
Editor, Akhbar Elyoum news website - Cairo Egypt
2009 To 2011
Senior Journalist, BBC Arabic (London)
2003 To 2009
journalist, bbc arabic (london)
1988 to 2003
Journalist, translator, and proofreader in Al Akhbar Newspaper, DPA News Agency and the Egyptian radio.
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
Hobbies & Interests:
Writing bedtime stories for my kids, reading, movies, football and volunteering
“You can make anything by writing.”
C. S. Lewis