Rania Abouzeid


   About Me

As an award-winning journalist with 15 years of experience in the Middle East, I know the history of the region, how it impacts current events and how social and cultural conditions shape today’s news.

I also understand the Middle East in a way that deepens my coverage. I grew up in Australia and was schooled there, but I am the daughter of Lebanese immigrants. I traveled to Beirut during its civil war for family vacations. Even in war, there was life in Beirut. It was a lesson I learnt well and one I apply to my work.

I am a print and television journalist. I am fluent in Arabic, and have held several fellowships, including the Ochberg at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a visiting fellowship at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

I have been published in TIME, the New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, The Australian, CSM, and a host of other outlets and have appeared on France 24 Television, BBC, CBC, CBS, PBS, Al-Jazeera, Channel 4 and others. I have given talks and participated in panel discussions at Princeton, the New America Foundation, John Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies, Harvard University and a number of other institutions in the US and Europe.

You can see a brief selection of my latest stories, or clips, here, as well as a more extensive archive. I can be reached via email as well as through my booking agents, GRN, in London. I’m also on Twitter @raniaab