Team

Consisting of three figures according to US law, and cooperation of Senior Advisers from the Middle East regions 

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Issam Khoury:  Founder & CEO

Issam Khoury is a journalist and political activist from Syria with more than 15 years of experience in writing. He has conducted research on politics, governance, Islamic groups, human rights, culture and arts for major news media in the Middle East and North Africa. His writing is focused on the harsh realities of a situation, and this has often resulted in face-to-face confrontations with those opposing freedom of expression and the press in the Middle East

He is an author of two novels, has written more than 500 reports, and is an expert on political and social trends as well as personalities

He is the first investigative journalist to report on the revolution while still in Syria. He has been arrested, his novels banned and his travel restricted. Most recently, he was an International Journalist fellow at the CUNY J-school in New York City

He has trained journalists across the Arab world, and is currently Senior Advisor at Strategy XXI Partners

 

Development Programs:Thea Sigerman

Thea is currently in the MSW/MPH program at NYU. Her background includes youth recreational development, disaster management, and permanency/educational advocacy for youth in foster care. Her academic and professional interests include disaster/crisis management and global health

 

 

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 Copy Editor & Proofreader: Adam November 

Adam November holds a BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Brooklyn College. He specializes in Middle Eastern affairs, human rights and international relations. November has worked with non-profit organizations committed to providing aid for Syrian civilians and bringing safe zones and field hospitals to Syria. He has a background in International Development, and has spent time with Imani House, a non-profit that maintains a  healthcare clinic and Adult Literacy program in Liberia, West Africa

 

 

IT & Design: Sibar Soumi

Sibar Soumi has provided non-profit organizations with website developing and troubleshooting issues. He studied Information Technology, Computer Systems Engineering at Mamoun University in Syria and currently Computer Science at Paderborn University in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

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Juvenile Justice and International Human Rights Law: Khawla Almumani

Khawla Almumani is a Jordanian lawyer who has worked in several civic organizations in the Middle East, particularly working in the field of children’s and refugee rights

 

 

 

 

 

Kurdish Affairs Specialist:  Hessen Prrohassan broo

A Syrian lawyer, Hessen Prro is a well-known writer on Kurdish issues, and has contributed to various newspapers and websites

 

 

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