Lebanese University Newsroom Team

Our team is unique in being the first to involve students from both East and West campuses of Lebanese University’s Faculty of Information. We are skilled in reporting, investigative journalism, social media management, photography, video, writing and editing. We also regularly receive training from journalism professionals and experts to support our learning through building a network of media and community partners. In some cases this has led to more specific and ongoing partnerships with journalism professionals and organisations, namely Raseef 22 and Maharat.

Email us at info@arabcitizenmedia.org if you’d like to join our team, or hear more about our ongoing training opportunities.

Our Team

Batoul Diab

Batoul Shaito

Chadi Tannous

Journalism student at the Lebanese University and freelance journalist. Did an internship at VDL radio station, and currently an internship at 'Al-Akhbar' newspaper. Published several investigations on Lebanese societal issues.


Christina Boutros

Elissa Mdawar

Citizen of the world. Freelance journalist. I focus on cultural, social, scientific and mental health issues. In the MENA countries lacking almost everything, there is so much that we can do. Traveling | Arts | Nature


Fatima Bassam

Ghadeer Abdelnabi

Jane Semaan

Layla Yammine

Freelance journalist, based in Beirut. Lebanese University graduate. Currently writing for "Vice Arabia", and a member in a research team working on current Arab issues. Focusing in my job on the importance of the role of the Arab youth.


Layla Zgheib

Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Information and Communication Sciences at the Lebanese University. Research assistant at UL. Published several articles on Alahednews website about media culture. Interested in sociology of the internet and social media.


Maryam Dahdouh

Freelance journalist, student at the Lebanese university. Participated in journalism workshops and covered conferences. Interested in civil society issues, and focusing on activating the role of women in Arab societies. For me journalism means three words: audacity, investigation, and adventure.


Maryo Nakhoul

Lebanese freelance journalist and photographer focusing mainly on social affairs, education, environment and culture. Journalism student at the Lebanese University. Some good books, lot of music and so much love make me feel happier. Positive. Optimist. Naturoholic. “Do it with Love”


Samaya Jaber


Sara Obeid

Stephanie Ghanem

Journalism student at the Lebanese University. Did an internship at VDL and the National News Agency. Covered several conferences on Lebanese social issues, published articles and attended journalism workshops.


Tracy Makhlouf

Third year journalism student at the Lebanese University faculty of Information and Documentation. Was part of the SUSI women leadership empowerment U.S exchange program, in summer 2017. Currently provides social services and coordinates projects for Home of Hope Lebanon, an NGO that supports orphaned, abandoned and abused kids in the country.


Zahraa Dirani

Research assistant at the American Center of Research in Beirut. Freelance Journalist, currently writing for "Shoo'n Janobia” magazine. Master student in "Media and Communication Studies". Writing a thesis about "The Role of Media in Shaping the Image of Districts".


Zahraa Rammal

Zeinab Ammar

Zeinab Karim

Master student in information and communication Sciences at the Lebanese University. A freelance journalist and research assistant.