Lynn Walsh  is an Emmy award-winning Investigative journalist at NBC. She is also the National President of SPJ.  Read Full Bio here.   View her work here.   Mentorship Beat: FOIa, investigative journalism.

Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning Investigative journalist at NBC. She is also the National President of SPJ.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here. 
Mentorship Beat: FOIa, investigative journalism.

  Dr. Emily jane o'dell  is a professor and independent journalist in the Sultanate of Oman.  read full bio here .  view her work here . Mentorship beat: Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Refugees, Cultural Heritage, Health, Personal Essays, Op-Eds.

Dr. Emily jane o'dell is a professor and independent journalist in the Sultanate of Oman.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship beat: Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Refugees, Cultural Heritage, Health, Personal Essays, Op-Eds.

  HWAIDA SAAD  is a reporter with the New York Times and has covered Iraq, Syria and Jordan. Mentorship Beat: Syria, Middle East, Conflict Reporting.

HWAIDA SAAD is a reporter with the New York Times and has covered Iraq, Syria and Jordan.
Mentorship Beat: Syria, Middle East, Conflict Reporting.

  JANINE DI GIOVANNI  is an author, award-winning foreign correspondent and current Middle East editor at Newsweek.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .   Mentorship Beat: War Correspondence, Careers.

JANINE DI GIOVANNI is an author, award-winning foreign correspondent and current Middle East editor at Newsweek.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here.  
Mentorship Beat: War Correspondence, Careers.


  JENAN MOUSSA  is a journalist based in Dubai, covering the Middle East and terrorism.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Middle East.

JENAN MOUSSA is a journalist based in Dubai, covering the Middle East and terrorism.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Middle East.

  JESSICA HATCHER-MOORE  is a writer. Her work primarily covers conflict and crisis in East Africa.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Germany, East Africa, Conflict Reporting.

JESSICA HATCHER-MOORE is a writer. Her work primarily covers conflict and crisis in East Africa.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Germany, East Africa, Conflict Reporting.

  Allison Joyce  is a photojournalist based between Mumbai, India and Dhaka, bangladesh.    READ FULL BIO HERE .    VIEW HER WORK HERE .    MENTORSHIP BEAT: Human rights and gender issues.

Allison Joyce is a photojournalist based between Mumbai, India and Dhaka, bangladesh. 
READ FULL BIO HERE.
VIEW HER WORK HERE
MENTORSHIP BEAT: Human rights and gender issues.

  Diaa Hadid  covers Pakistan and Afghanistan for NPR News. Earlier she reported from the Middle East for over a decade. for  The New York Times  and the AP .    VIEW HER WORK HERE .   MENTORSHIP BEAT: foreign correspondence

Diaa Hadid covers Pakistan and Afghanistan for NPR News. Earlier she reported from the Middle East for over a decade. for The New York Times and the AP.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: foreign correspondence


  MAC MCCLELLAND  is an author and an award-winning journalist.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Careers, Tackling trauma, Haiti.

MAC MCCLELLAND is an author and an award-winning journalist.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Careers, Tackling trauma, Haiti.

  Katie Nelson  is a journalist covering human rights, global health and accountability issues in East Africa.  VIEW HER WORK HERE.   MENTORSHIP BEAT: East Africa.

Katie Nelson is a journalist covering human rights, global health and accountability issues in East Africa.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: East Africa.

  megan pratz  is an international news producer based in Washington, DC. credits include Al Jazeera, PBS and Fox News.  View her work here . Mentorship Beat: Work-Life Balance; Women’s Rights; TV & Digital Journalism

megan pratz is an international news producer based in Washington, DC. credits include Al Jazeera, PBS and Fox News.
View her work here.
Mentorship Beat: Work-Life Balance; Women’s Rights; TV & Digital Journalism

  SABA EITIZAZ  is a journalist with BBC based in Pakistan. She has covered some of the most difficult stories in Pakistan that revolve around security, social and civic life in the country. Mentorship Beat: Pakistan, online harasment.

SABA EITIZAZ is a journalist with BBC based in Pakistan. She has covered some of the most difficult stories in Pakistan that revolve around security, social and civic life in the country.
Mentorship Beat: Pakistan, online harasment.


  SHAHEEN PASHA  is an assistant professor of international journalism at UMass Amherst. Mentorship Beat: Business reporting, how to pitch. 

SHAHEEN PASHA is an assistant professor of international journalism at UMass Amherst.
Mentorship Beat: Business reporting, how to pitch. 

  SORAYA CHEMALY  is the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project.  VIEW HER WORK HERE . Mentorship Beat: Gender and its role in journalism.

SORAYA CHEMALY is the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
Mentorship Beat: Gender and its role in journalism.

  Amber Rahim Shamsi  is an award winning journalist and news anchor based in pakistan. Mentorship Beat: pakistan, career.

Amber Rahim Shamsi is an award winning journalist and news anchor based in pakistan.
Mentorship Beat: pakistan, career.

  JAY NEWTON-SMALL  is a Time Magazine correspondent and the author of “Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works.”  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Careers.

JAY NEWTON-SMALL is a Time Magazine correspondent and the author of “Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works.”
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Careers.


  Rohini Mohan  is an award winning author and journalist from India. She writes about environment, politics and human rights is South Asia.   read full bio here .  view her work here . Mentorship Beat: India.

Rohini Mohan is an award winning author and journalist from India. She writes about environment, politics and human rights is South Asia. 
read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship Beat: India.

  DANIELLE VILLASANA  is a photojournalist whose documentary work focuses on women, identity, human rights and health.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Photography.   

DANIELLE VILLASANA is a photojournalist whose documentary work focuses on women, identity, human rights and health.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Photography.   

  NIKITA SAXENA   IS AN AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST AND EDITOR AT INDIA BEST KNOWN LITERARY AND POLITICS MAGAZINE THE CARAVAN.  View her work here .      MENTORSHIP BEAT: INDIA, EDITING.

NIKITA SAXENA IS AN AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST AND EDITOR AT INDIA BEST KNOWN LITERARY AND POLITICS MAGAZINE THE CARAVAN.
View her work here.
 
MENTORSHIP BEAT: INDIA, EDITING.

  MANSI CHOKSI  is a writer based in New York reporting on gender, crime, pop-culture and the politics of opportunity.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: reporting.

MANSI CHOKSI is a writer based in New York reporting on gender, crime, pop-culture and the politics of opportunity.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: reporting.


  SMITA SHARMA  is an independent photojournalist based between Delhi, Kolkata and New York focusing primarily on gender violence and human rights issues.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Photography.

SMITA SHARMA is an independent photojournalist based between Delhi, Kolkata and New York focusing primarily on gender violence and human rights issues.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Photography.

  AMNA NAWAZ  is an award winning journalist based in New York. she is now one of the main anchors and producers at ABC news.      Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: Photography.

AMNA NAWAZ is an award winning journalist based in New York. she is now one of the main anchors and producers at ABC news.    
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: Photography.

  ALEXIS GELBER  is an award-winning editor and journalist with experience in digital and print media. A longtime top editor at Newsweek, and founding Books Editor of The Daily Beast.    Read Full Bio here .  View her work here . Mentorship Beat: Editing.

ALEXIS GELBER is an award-winning editor and journalist with experience in digital and print media. A longtime top editor at Newsweek, and founding Books Editor of The Daily Beast.  
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here.
Mentorship Beat: Editing.

  HAYA FATIMA IQBAL   is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Pakistan.   Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: film making.    

HAYA FATIMA IQBAL is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Pakistan.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: film making.


 


  NEHA DIXIT  is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. She covers politics, gender and social Justice in South Asia.  Read Full Bio here .  View her work here .  Mentorship Beat: politics, gender and social Justice.  

NEHA DIXIT is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. She covers politics, gender and social Justice in South Asia.
Read Full Bio here.
View her work here
Mentorship Beat: politics, gender and social Justice.
 

  Valerie Hopkins  is a journalist based in kosovo working for the balkan investigative reporting network as well as freelancing for various publications.   read full bio here .  view her work here . mentorship beat: The Balkans.

Valerie Hopkins is a journalist based in kosovo working for the balkan investigative reporting network as well as freelancing for various publications. 
read full bio here.
view her work here.
mentorship beat: The Balkans.

  Kiran Nazish  is a journalist and former journalism professor. She spents her teens and early twenties as a rights and democracy activist. mentorship beat: Pakistan, Turkey, Plumbing the world.

Kiran Nazish is a journalist and former journalism professor. She spents her teens and early twenties as a rights and democracy activist.
mentorship beat: Pakistan, Turkey, Plumbing the world.

  Gelareh Kiazand  is a film maker based in the middle east. She has mainly documented iran and afghanistan, working on projects with news media and hollywood. mentorship beat: Iran, Afghanistan.

Gelareh Kiazand is a film maker based in the middle east. She has mainly documented iran and afghanistan, working on projects with news media and hollywood.
mentorship beat: Iran, Afghanistan.


  alessandria masi  is journalist based in the middle east. She is the managing editor with @Syriadeeply. mentorship beat: Lebanon.  

alessandria masi is journalist based in the middle east. She is the managing editor with @Syriadeeply.
mentorship beat: Lebanon.
 

  Nadia sussman  is a multimedia journalist based in brazil.    READ FULL BIO HERE .  VIEW HER WORK HERE .   MENTORSHIP BEAT: Video Reporting.

Nadia sussman is a multimedia journalist based in brazil. 
READ FULL BIO HERE.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.

MENTORSHIP BEAT: Video Reporting.

  sulome anderson  is a journalist and author based in new york and beirut, lebanon.  VIEW HER WORK HERE . mentorship beat: Lebanon.   

sulome anderson is a journalist and author based in new york and beirut, lebanon.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
mentorship beat: Lebanon.

 

  nermeen shaikh  is a broadcast news producer and co-host aT democracy now! mentorship beat: Consultant, film.

nermeen shaikh is a broadcast news producer and co-host aT democracy now!
mentorship beat: Consultant, film.


  sahar habib ghazi  is the managing editor at global voices.  read full bio here .  view her work here . MENTORSHIP BEAT: Journalism. 

sahar habib ghazi is the managing editor at global voices.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: Journalism. 

  maria de la Guardia  is a photo and video journalist based in afghanistan covering conflict and disasters with a humanitarian focus.   READ FULL BIO HERE .    VIEW HER WORK HERE .   MENTORSHIP BEAT: Afghanistan.

maria de la Guardia is a photo and video journalist based in afghanistan covering conflict and disasters with a humanitarian focus.
READ FULL BIO HERE.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: Afghanistan.

  sima diab  IS A SYRIAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS COVERED SOCIAL CONDITIONS IN THE ARAB WORLD INCLUDING THE AFFECTS OF THE UNREST IN SYRIA SINCE 2013.   READ FULL BIO HERE .    VIEW HER WORK HERE .   MENTORSHIP BEAT: Egypt,  migration & Syrian diaspora.

sima diab IS A SYRIAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS COVERED SOCIAL CONDITIONS IN THE ARAB WORLD INCLUDING THE AFFECTS OF THE UNREST IN SYRIA SINCE 2013.
READ FULL BIO HERE.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: Egypt, migration & Syrian diaspora.

  Sara Farid  is an independent photo and film journalist, based in pakistan.  Mentorship beat: Film and photo, Pakistan.  

Sara Farid is an independent photo and film journalist, based in pakistan. 
Mentorship beat: Film and photo, Pakistan.
 


  Ayesha Tanzeem  is a television journalist, having been in this field for more than a decade, She's reported from Pakistan, USA and Afghanistan.  read full bio here .  view her work here .  MENTORSHIP BEAT: Afghanistan, Pakistan.

Ayesha Tanzeem is a television journalist, having been in this field for more than a decade, She's reported from Pakistan, USA and Afghanistan.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: Afghanistan, Pakistan.

  Jeta Xharra  is the co founder of BIRN and longtime journalist based out of kosovo.  Mentorship beat: shattering walls in systems.

Jeta Xharra is the co founder of BIRN and longtime journalist based out of kosovo.
Mentorship beat: shattering walls in systems.

  Mandakini gahlot  is a Journalist and Filmmaker based in india. she is a Contributor to France 24, Al-Jazeera and others   READ FULL BIO HERE .    VIEW HER WORK HERE .   MENTORSHIP BEAT:  human rights and politics in india.

Mandakini gahlot is a Journalist and Filmmaker based in india. she is a Contributor to France 24, Al-Jazeera and others
READ FULL BIO HERE.
VIEW HER WORK HERE.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: human rights and politics in india.

  Megha Rajagopalan  is the China bureau chief and Asia correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired and other publications.  mentorship beat: human rights, investigations

Megha Rajagopalan is the China bureau chief and Asia correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired and other publications. 
mentorship beat: human rights, investigations


  Laura Pitel  is a freelance journalist based in Ankara, the Turkish capital. She covers Turkish politics and society, the economy, foreign policy and Syrian refugees.  read full bio here .  view her work here . Mentorship Beat: Turkey

Laura Pitel is a freelance journalist based in Ankara, the Turkish capital. She covers Turkish politics and society, the economy, foreign policy and Syrian refugees.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship Beat: Turkey

  jill langlois  is a freelANCE JOURNALIST CURRENTLY BASED IN brazil. she is also helping the coalition compile resources for fellow journalists.  read full bio here .  V  iew her work here . Mentorship Beat: Brazil   

jill langlois is a freelANCE JOURNALIST CURRENTLY BASED IN brazil. she is also helping the coalition compile resources for fellow journalists.
read full bio here.
View her work here.
Mentorship Beat: Brazil

 

  Shelly Kittleson  is a journalist specializing in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Her work has been published in several international, US and Italian media outlets.  read full bio here.   view her work here.  Mentorship Beat: Conflict Reporting

Shelly Kittleson is a journalist specializing in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Her work has been published in several international, US and Italian media outlets.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship Beat: Conflict Reporting

  Beth Murphy  is an American documentary director, producer and author who founded the film production company  Principle Pictures  and is the director of  GroundTruth Films.   read full bio here .  view her work here . Mentorship beat: afghanistan and filmmaking

Beth Murphy is an American documentary director, producer and author who founded the film production company Principle Pictures and is the director of GroundTruth Films.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship beat: afghanistan and filmmaking


  Lauren Bohn  is The GroundTruth Project’s Middle East correspondent and Editor at Large, based in Istanbul.  Read full bio here.   view her work here . Mentorship beat: Middle East, Gender, Development

Lauren Bohn is The GroundTruth Project’s Middle East correspondent and Editor at Large, based in Istanbul.
Read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship beat: Middle East, Gender, Development

  Amanda Sperber  is a foreign correspondent based in East Africa and contributor to Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, Glamour, and the Guardian, among others.  read full bio here .  view her work here . Mentorship beat: Kenya

Amanda Sperber is a foreign correspondent based in East Africa and contributor to Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, Glamour, and the Guardian, among others.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
Mentorship beat: Kenya

  Ilana Panich-Linsman  is a photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on women, human rights, youth culture, immigration, and health.   read full bio here .  view her work here .  

Ilana Panich-Linsman is a photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. Her work focuses on women, human rights, youth culture, immigration, and health. 
read full bio here.
view her work here.
 

  Sophie Cousins  is a health journalist based in South Asia. Her work focuses on the systems that perpetuate gender inequality and the impact this has on women's and girls' health.  Read full bio here . Mentorship beat: health, South asia

Sophie Cousins is a health journalist based in South Asia. Her work focuses on the systems that perpetuate gender inequality and the impact this has on women's and girls' health.
Read full bio here.
Mentorship beat: health, South asia

 
 

 
 
  MEGAN O’TOOLE  IS A JOURNALIST BASED IN CANADA AND THE MIDDLE EAST WHOSE REPORTING FOCUSES ON LAW, POLITICS, CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS.  view her work here . MENTORSHIP BEAT: CANADA, MIDDLE EAST, CAREERS

MEGAN O’TOOLE IS A JOURNALIST BASED IN CANADA AND THE MIDDLE EAST WHOSE REPORTING FOCUSES ON LAW, POLITICS, CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
view her work here.
MENTORSHIP BEAT: CANADA, MIDDLE EAST, CAREERS

  Charlotte Alfred  is managing editor of Refugees Deeply, based in Beirut. She has worked on documentaries for PBS Frontline, including  Egypt in Crisis .  Read full bio here .  View her work here . mentorship beat: refugees, migration. Lebanon and Palestine

Charlotte Alfred is managing editor of Refugees Deeply, based in Beirut. She has worked on documentaries for PBS Frontline, including Egypt in Crisis.
Read full bio here.
View her work here.
mentorship beat: refugees, migration. Lebanon and Palestine

  Annie Kelly  is   an award-winning journalist and editor for The Guardian and Observer newspapers.  read full bio here .  view her work here . mentorship beat: Human rights, Work/life balance and mental health, PTSD, Interviewing vulnerable communities

Annie Kelly is an award-winning journalist and editor for The Guardian and Observer newspapers.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
mentorship beat: Human rights, Work/life balance and mental health, PTSD, Interviewing vulnerable communities

  Beena Sarwar  is a veteran journalist and documentary film maker from Pakistan, based in boston, MA. She Her focus areas are gender, media, peace, and South Asia. She has held several editorial positions since the early 90's.  read full bio here .  view her work here . mentorship beat: Pakistan, human rights

Beena Sarwar is a veteran journalist and documentary film maker from Pakistan, based in boston, MA. She Her focus areas are gender, media, peace, and South Asia. She has held several editorial positions since the early 90's.
read full bio here.
view her work here.
mentorship beat: Pakistan, human rights