Hanan Solayman


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Name: Hanan Solayman
Organization: Al-Mandara
Website: https://www.mandaraonline.com
Title: Founder
I quit my fulltime job last December to start my own project.. a local news portal for Upper Egypt and since then i've been investing time and money in it. Under-developed regions in Egypt Independent free media prevails in Egypt on the local level and nationwide. Communication & Outreach Officer Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) July 2011 – Present (5 months) Cairo Local Media Entrepreneur Mandara October 2010 – Present (1 year 2 months) Upper Egypt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MandaraOnline Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MandaraOnline Editor EMAJ Magazine January 2010 – Present (1 year 11 months) The online magazine of Euro Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists.. reporting news not stereotypes from the two shores. www.emajmagazine.com Reporter Freelance Journalist (Self-employed) Self-Employed; Myself Only; International Affairs industry May 2007 – Present (4 years 7 months) I publish my work in el-Shorouk daily newspaper (Arabic), Daily News newspaper (English), Community Times monthly magazine (English), OnIslam website (English version), al-Hayah pan Arab newspaper, EMAJ online magazine (Euro Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists), Silent Heroes website (Euro Med), Cairo360 website, Al-Sakia Al-Warakeya (bi-monthly magazine published by Sawy Culture Wheel) and others. Freelance Journalist Silent Heroes 2011 – 2011 (less than a year) Trainee The Poynter Institute Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Education Management industry October 2010 – January 2011 (4 months) I've taken self-directed courses online and participated in webinars on Community Journalism Series: Strategies for Managing Local Contributors & Contributing to a Local Publication, Jumpstarting Your Freelance Career: Marketing and Business Basics. Visiting Fellow - USA World Press Institute (WPI) January 2010 – April 2010 (4 months) Visiting Fellow - Netherlands & Belgium Euro Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists (EMAJ) October 2009 – October 2009 (1 month)

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Groundbreaking and institutionalizing independent free local media in Egypt, on of the cores of democratic countries.