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Zaina Erhaim

Zaina Erhaim

Zaina Erhaim is an award-winning journalist, and a communication manager with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). Zaina has an MA in International Journalism from City University of London, and is currently a refugee in the UK. She is a communication and journalism trainer and is leading a feminist campaign to challenge gender stereotypes in the region. Before IWPR, Zaina worked for the BBC.

Latest from Zaina Erhaim

How the Syrian Revolution was Organized — And How it Unraveled

How the Syrian Revolution was Organized — And How it Unraveled

As the uprising spread throughout the country, activists in the various cities, governorates, and nationwide needed to coordinate their work. This is how the Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC) were born.

Zaina Erhaim
Carrying Home Within

Carrying Home Within

My dear Idlib, how I wish for you to go back to being forgotten and ours again. Until then, we’ll always have your accent in our world, your olive oil in our cells, your trees etched in our memories. And most importantly, “wlad al-balad” to count on wherever we go.

Zaina Erhaim
Je Suis Charlie in East Aleppo

Je Suis Charlie in East Aleppo

I stood in solidarity with the Charlie Hebdo journalists in 2015 from a Syrian rebel stronghold, where the battle for free inquiry met with a war of extermination. The real crisis is clear to me.

Zaina Erhaim