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Rym Tina Ghazal

Rym Tina Ghazal is a peace ambassador, thought/youth leader, documentarian, lecturer and author for young readers. In addition, she is an award-winning journalist with over 15 years of experience. In 2003, she became one of the first women of Arab heritage to cover war zones in the Middle East. She has written about the UAE and from throughout the Middle East, with exclusive interviews with royals, members of tribes, historic figures and politicians.

As a writer and researcher, Ghazal has a particular interest in history, culture and politics. She delights in discovering the stories behind old photos, maps and manuscripts. She has written in-depth features on “forgotten stories,” such as the Lebanon Famine of 1915-18. Her investigative journalism includes stories on mass graves, child brides and human trafficking.

Ghazal is a co-founder of The Hidden Beauty Project, a monthly gathering dedicated to empowering women and youth. She has published two books: “Maskoon,” for young readers, and the bilingual “Spot and the Little Boy.” Profits from the books go toward helping orphans.

Ghazal, who lists meeting the Dalai Lama as one of her life-changing experiences, is a mentor for youths from conflict zones, part of a US Institute of Peace project.

She has MA degrees in psychology and journalism, and is the recipient of several awards, including the Abu Dhabi YAS Excellence Award in 2016, and the Euro-Med Journalist Award of the Anna Lindh Foundation in 2014.

Articles By Rym Tina Ghazal

How Cultural Reinvention Keeps The World’s Great Cities From Fading By Rym Tina Ghazal - Oct 29, 2021

Culture is the heart of a city, and tells its story. Such is the importance for modern cities to be seen as cultural hubs that vast sums are invested and innovative ideas implemented in the hope of being crowned the latest “capital of culture”. For the former industrial powerhouse of Glasgow in Scotland, for example, … Continue reading “How Cultural Reinvention Keeps The World’s Great Cities From Fading”

Fall of Kabul: How to Get the Taliban to Protect Afghanistan’s Culture By Rym Tina Ghazal - Aug 24, 2021

“Intolerance: be like the ocean…” Many may not know that those words — a call for the acceptance of diversity — by the 13th century poet and Muslim scholar, Rumi, may actually be those of one of Afghanistan’s legendary figures. Rumi has been claimed by Turkey, Iran and even parts of the Arab world, but … Continue reading “Fall of Kabul: How to Get the Taliban to Protect Afghanistan’s Culture”

Pets Comforted Us During the Pandemic; We Should Continue to Care for Them After By Rym Tina Ghazal - Dec 31, 2020

One of the few positive things to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the surge in animal adoption from shelters as people looked to pets to help alleviate fear, anxiety and loneliness. This is no surprise, as the benefits of pet ownership are well-documented. According to the UK’s Mental Health Foundation, as well … Continue reading “Pets Comforted Us During the Pandemic; We Should Continue to Care for Them After”