Maaly Hazzaz started her career in 2000 as a journalist, working for radio, TV, and print. She later joined the UN system in 2009 filling posts in communication and public information. For the past 5 years, she has been coordinating the Multi Donor Programme on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists at UNESCO HQ in Paris, where she provides backstopping to field offices supporting over 38 countries in 5 regions.