Bissane Cheikh, is a Lebanese journalist and writer, based in Istanbul, Turkey. El Cheikh is the Executive Editor of ARIJ. She co-authored a book titled “Shu’ub al Sha’ab al Lubnani” (The Many Peoples of the Lebanese People), Al Saqi, (2014) along with Hazem Saghieh. Between 2001 and 2018, EL Cheikh worked with the London based “”Al-Hayat”” newspaper, as a field reporter specializing in in-depth coverage and investigative journalism, and a political columnist. She covered wars and conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Since 2007, El- Cheikh is a media trainer and a consultant with local and international organizations.