Mariam is a multi-skilled project manager and digital content creator. She has more than 15 years of experience leading community and gender projects in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, both in the field and within digital spaces.
Mariam is a co-founder of Jordan's non-profit Tatawor Association, where she oversaw a variety of initiatives aimed at advancing women's rights, economic development, and providing local communities with the resources they need to improve governance and decision-making processes.
She also focused on connecting women with digital storytelling through the Akhbarak platform, which she co-founded as an online resource for Arab women journalists and activists to support a safer civic space for them to participate in – both online and offline.
Mariam has a Master's degree in Applied Anthropology and Youth Work from the Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
She contributes to both Rising Voices and Lingua in Arabic with the purpose of increasing Arabic content. She is particularly interested in minority languages and digital rights in the MENA region.
Latest posts by Mariam A.
Shimaa Samy discusses the challenges of being a journalist in Egypt today: an interview
Egyptian laws limit freedom of expression, with charges of blasphemy, incitement, spreading false news, destabilizing the country. Even "protecting family values" is often used as a pretext to suppress journalists.
How Palestinian youth resisted Israeli occupation: With a haircut
A new generation that has become hopeless over the brutal realities of Israeli apartheid now leads the fight. Palestinians express sympathy for those youngsters but also support their resistance.