Journalist, Producer, and Filmmaker in Paris
Dalal Mawad is an award-winning Lebanese journalist currently working as a Senior Producer and Correspondent with the Associated Press. Her work largely focuses on the MENA region but she has been recently also working on Europe. Her AP bylines have been published in the Washington Post and New York Times. She is the winner of 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 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 stories 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 at Brazil's largest outdoor film festival. Mawad also worked on the team of the UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie. Previous 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 was at the forefront of the 2015 coverage of Lebanon's garbage crisis and ensuing protests. Mawad was the first Arab journalist to break a story on child sexual abuse in Lebanon’s Catholic Church. She has also worked as a deputy news editor for Al Jazeera English in Doha mainly covering the war in Syria. Mawad 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 outstanding reporting for Television and Radio. She is fluent in Arabic , French, English and Spanish.