Investigative Journalist & Media Trainer
Deeply focusing on conflicts, has covered the Syrian war closely for ten years. I have participated in major cross-border investigations with Lighthouse Reports, Arij, OCCRP and others.
My stories have appeared in Arab and European media outlets, such as The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Trouw, Raseef22 and Knack. I am also the Mena Editor of the Environmental Investigative forum EIF.
I am an experienced Media trainer, have conducted many training programs for journalists in the Middle East and North Africa. I work with different organisations worldwide to build the capacity of the journalists in the Mena region, for that, I am involved with The Internews Yemen. Radio Netherlands RNW. International Center of Journalism ICFJ. The French Media Development Agency CFI, Deutsche Welle Academy DWA, and International Media Support IMS and The university of Arizona.
Damascus suburb demolished as Assad builds a new Syria
EU arms exports,
This is where European arms really end up
Devastation that awaits Syrians facing expulsion by Denmark
Mapping the EU flight of refugees fleeing Danish crackdown on Syrians
The war winners
The Russian money laundering
Training and Business Development
Powerful Tools for Digital Storytelling to journalists and explores ways to use their creativity in order to make attractive, strong, and engaging stories.
Media Business Development
Using my experience as a founder of media organizations, my knowledge as a manager driven by a strong strategical view.
Investigative Journalism, Training and mentoring
I am a highly skilled trainer and mentor, editorially and technically. I give my knowledge to help my trainees, build their capacity and support them making great stories!
Media Research & Development
Using my extensive knowledge and connections in the Mena region and my experience in the media, I provide research, analysis and expertise to help organizations build their strategies in the region.
Mais Helped me a lot to have a full understanding of how to create a creative content!
Ahmad Walid - Egypt
She is my teacher, she is always there for my questions ..
Wafaa Maddah - Syria
Mais Supported my media organization for more than one year.. It was very useful experience