Veteran journalist, media innovator, and senior executive, Fatemah Farag is the Founder and Director of Welad Elbalad Media Services, a company dedicated to community media development and media excellence in Egypt. She is the first Arab woman and first Egyptian to have been voted to the Executive Committee and Board of WAN IFRA and is the former Arab Region Director for WAN IFRA’s Women in News Program (WIN).
Farag is also a World Editors Forum (WEF) board member, a WEXFO Board Member and currently holds the position of Associate Director for Gender Coordination at the American University in Cairo (AUC).
In addition to these titles she is a Harvard Neiman Visiting Fellow (2016).
Before establishing Welad ElBalad Media Services, Ms. Farag was the founding chief editor of the English Edition of Al Masry Al Youm. Before 2009, she divided her professional time between the newsroom and journalism training and education.