Journalist, Filmmaker, and Producer in Lebanon
Dalal Mawad is a Lebanese journalist currently working as a senior Middle East and North Africa video producer with the Associated Press. She previously worked as a regional video producer for the United Nations Refugee Agency covering displacement in the Middle East and the world. Many of her videos were top performers at the UNHCR and picked by various broadcasters including Al Jazeera, CNN, Al Arabiya and others. A short film she produced on a refugee surfer in Lebanon was shown in a film festival in Brazil. Previous to that, Mawad was an on-air reporter with LBCI, a Lebanese broadcaster, where she mainly covered human rights, refugees and environmental issues. Mawad was the first Arab journalist to break a story on child sexual abuse in Lebanon’s Catholic and Orthodox church. She also worked as a deputy news editor for Al Jazeera English in Doha mainly covering the war in Syria. She has a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and another Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York where she graduated with honors and was awarded the Joan Konner award for best broadcast student of the year. Her master’s project, an investigative story on Lebanon Jews was nominated for the Samir Kassir Award for the freedom of the press in 2012. Mawad is fluent in Arabic , French, English and Spanish.