Bissane El-Cheikh is a journalist at Al-Hayat. She has been there since 2001, and has been a freelance documentary producer since 2011. El-Cheikh is the co-author of “Shu’ub Al Shaab Al Lubnani” (The Many Peoples of the Lebanese People), Al Saqi, 2014. Her main focus is field reporting and investigative journalism, both in her home country, Lebanon, and across the Middle East. She has reported from war zones in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria and conducted and supervised investigative reports around the region. Since 2007, El-Cheikh has also worked as a media trainer and consultant, focusing principally on investigative journalism with universities and local and international organizations.