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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

‘Global Nomads’ Are from Everywhere and Nowhere but They Are in the Right Place to Unite the World By Rym Tina Ghazal - Jan 26, 2020

Unless you live in an extremely remote spot with little or no access to the world beyond, it is rare for anyone to only know a monocultural society. For it is entirely possible for friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, partners and even parents to be from different cultures. Gone are the days when different generations of … Continue reading “‘Global Nomads’ Are from Everywhere and Nowhere but They Are in the Right Place to Unite the World”

Why Doesn’t the Middle East Honor Its Poets and Artists? By Rym Tina Ghazal - Dec 25, 2019

Among the artifacts in the Goethe museum in Frankfurt, Germany, is a page of script that begins with one of the most oft-repeated sayings in the Arabic language: “Bismallah Al Rahman Al Raheem,” or in English, “In the name of God, the most merciful, the most compassionate.” More than two centuries old, that sheet of … Continue reading “Why Doesn’t the Middle East Honor Its Poets and Artists?”

We Must Put Women Back Into Our History Books By Rym Tina Ghazal - Jul 4, 2019

Here’s an impressive list: Maryam Al-Ijliya Al Astrulabi, astronomer and master maker of astrolabes in 10thcentury Syria. Huda Shaarawy (1879-1947), Egyptian revolutionary feminist; the Palestinian Karimeh Abbud, (1893-1940) one of the first women photographers in the Arab world who stamped her work “lady photographer” in Arabic and English; Sameera Moussa (1917–1952), a brilliant physicist who … Continue reading “We Must Put Women Back Into Our History Books”