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Shukri Shewayish

News editor/journalist/Arab affairs specialist

Work experience

Aug 2014Mar 2016

Senior News Editor

The New Arab

Led a team of journalists and trainees in this media startup dedicated to providing news, comment and analysis about and from the Arab world and the wider Middle East;
Created a newsroom workflow to deliver timely content including breaking news;
Wrote and maintained editorial guidelines;
Oversaw work of social media team to ensure consistency of voice across all streams and platforms;
Conducted training in editing and provided advice on good writing techniques to other team members.

May 2012Dec 2012

Amnesty International 

Press officer for Middle East and North Africa

Responsibility for managing the Amnesty's  strategic communications across the  Middle East (including Iran) and North Africa.

Sep 2011May 2012


Working in MENA  region

Working in the Middle East as waves of protests swept across region at the start of the so called Arab Spring.

Jan 2005Aug 2011

Senior Broadcast Jorurnalist


Leading a team of journalists and broadcast assistants responsible for the Interactivity
content of, the production of the flagship, multi-media programme Talking
Point, and for managing most of the Interactivity content for BBC Arabic, with responsibility
for identifying synergies between Online and TV, and for editorial coherence across delivery


Broadcast Journalist


Worked as part of a team of journalists and assistant producers on producing compelling original interactive material for, and produced the Arabic Service’s leading interactive programme, Talking Point



I am a UK based broadcast journalist, editor and content producer for and about the Middle East.

I have worked for several years at the BBC World Service, BBC Arabic TV, Radio & Online. Later I joined Amnesty International as their Press Officer for MENA

I am passionate about the whole region with a bias towards Iraq, Syria, Jordan, the Occupied Territories, the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council & Egypt.