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Ms Rula Asad


Director of the Syrian Female Journalist Network

Rula Asad is a freelance journalist, co-founder and currently the Executive Director of the Syrian Female Journalists’ Network (SFJN). Her main focus is to integrate gender justice approach to local Syrian media, empowering Syrian female media professionals, and training local citizen journalists on gender sensitive reporting. She has previously worked at the press office of Syrian parliament, and as an editor for the Cultural Diary magazine. Internationally, Rula was a reporter to Deutsche Welle and Radio Netherlands worldwide among others. She graduated from the Journalism University of Damascus in 2006 and studied foreign affairs and diplomacy at the Syrian International Academy.