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Dalal Mawad

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Independent Journalist; Freelance Senior Producer, CNN; Professor, Video Journalism, Sciences Po

Full Biography

Dalal Mawad is an independent, award-winning Lebanese journalist and author of “All She Lost,” a non-fiction book out since September 2023 (Bloomsbury Publishing). She currently works for CNN in Paris as a freelance senior producer. She is also a professor at Sciences Po in Paris, teaching video journalism. Previously, she worked with the Associated Press as a senior producer and correspondent covering Lebanon and the MENA region. Her AP bylines have been published in the Washington Post and New York Times. She was at the forefront of Lebanon’s 2019 protests as well as the Beirut blast of August 4th, 2020. Mawad won the Samir Kassir Award for the Freedom of the Press in 2020 for her short film on a transgender woman in Lebanon. She was also a finalist for the same award in 2012 for an investigative story on Lebanon’s Jews. Mawad has also worked as a regional video producer for the United Nations Refugee Agency, covering displacement in the Middle East and the world. Many of her stories were top performers at the UNHCR and picked by various broadcasters, including Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, and others. A short film she produced on a refugee surfer in Lebanon was shown at Brazil’s largest outdoor film festival. She also produced for the team of the UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie. Prior to her work at the UN, she was an on-air reporter with LBCI, a Lebanese broadcaster, where she mainly covered human rights, gender-based violence, and environmental issues. She broke the story of child sexual abuse in Lebanon’s Catholic and Orthodox churches.
Between 2012 and 2013, Mawad worked as a deputy news editor for Al Jazeera English in Doha covering the war in Syria.