ICRC

I served  as a communication officer from 2002 to 2005 then as a spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Baghdad, Iraq. The work involved:

  • Sponsoring, supervising, contributing, and editing two magazines; Sindibad Baghdad children magazine that was issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture, and Hilal magazine that was published by the Iraqi Red Crescent Society.
  • Writing press releases, media replies, briefing notes, reports, articles, journalistic reportages, news…etc in Arabic and English (see for example these links: 1 & 2).   
  • Chosen among 20 core staff members to work for the ICRC during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • Conducting hundreds of TV, radio, newspaper interviews for international and local media in English and Arabic. Read below some of these interviews:

1. The Washington Post,

2. BBC News,

3. BBC,

4. BBC News UK,

5. AP- USA TODAY,

6. UPI,

7. AP- The Boston Globe,

8. The Independent,

9. IRIN News,

10. Radio Free Europe,

11. China Daily,

12. US National Nurses magazine,

13. The Seattle Times,

14. CBS News

From 2005 to 2006, I served as a consultant for ICRC in Amman, Jordan. The job included:

  • Giving consultancy on media and public relation issues and evaluating the political and social events as well as the humanitarian environment.
  • Setting, organizing, and following up seminars and workshops for Iraqi journalists and active non-governmental agencies.
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