Welad Elbalad Media Services
Fatemah Farag is the founder and director of Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, dedicated to community media development and media excellence in Egypt. She is also the MENA Director for WAN IFRA’s Women in News Program, a board member of the World Editors Forum (WEF) and a Neiman Fellow. Previously, Farag was the founding chief editor of the English Edition of Al Masry Al Youm. Before 2009, she divided her time between the newsroom and journalism training and education. She was assistant chief editor at Al-Ahram Weekly, before which she worked for the Regional Bureau of the Washington Post, was a full time staff reporter for the Middle East Times – Egypt. She has freelanced for local and international news organizations.
As an educator she has held the position of Training Consultant for the Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism and has also consulted and trained for various organizations including the European Union, the British Council, Free Voice, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the American University in Cairo (AUC).