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Mais Katt

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

Syria’s Poisoned Earth


Podcast 75: The Syria Trials


 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

Digital Journalism

Powerful Tools for Digital Storytelling  to journalists and explores ways to use their creativity in order to make attractive, strong, and engaging stories.

Media Development training and Journalists capacity Building

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

Amin Abdullah - Yemen

 Working Partners, Clients and Publishers

The Guardian
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