Our team


Sharq.Org benefits from the expertise of professionals across the globe and recruits and forms teams on a project by project basis to ensure that the needs of each initiative are fully met by a collaborative group of professionals whose skills and experience complement each other.


Reem Maghribi, a communications and gender specialist, is the managing director of Sharq.Org. She oversees the implementation of Sharq.Org work and is lead writer for a number of the organisation’s research studies.

Omar Alshikh, a poet and journalist, is the lead content producer of Arabic content, curator of the Sharq.Org collection of stories on belonging, and currently developing collections on multi-religious cooperation and the impact of conflict & migration on identity

Dr Monzer Hayek, a professor of history and theology, is a research associate, primarily engaged in Sharq.Org research into belonging, identity and multi-religious cooperation

Raneem Khallouf, a journalist and researcher based in Damascus, is engaged in a number of Sharq.Org initiatives, including our research into belonging

Yara Chehayed, a cultural practitioner and researcher based in Beirut, is an associate researcher for a Sharq.Org study on the cultural sector in Lebanon

Yara Nahle, a journalist based in Beirut, is an associate researcher for a Sharq.Org study on the cultural sector in Lebanon

Nour Nasra, a poet and writer based in Syria, is translating texts about belonging and multi-religious cooperation

Malak Abdelghafour, a social worker based in Beirut, has been an associate producer at Sharq.Org and is currently assisting with translation


Our directors come from diverse backgrounds and boast experience and expertise in the fields of culture, media, development, education and law.


Sharq.Org has hosted, mentored and benefited from the enthusiasm and dedication of a number of Arab and international students. Among them:

Pascale Jallouf completed a two-month internship with Sharq.Org in 2019 while studying for a degree in theatre. She was assistance producer of the play ‘I Am Not a Vase’.

Amelie Petersen joined Sharq.Org for five months in 2019 while studying for a Masters in anthropology. She assisted in the development of the oral history collection on the ‘Migration & Peaceful Coexistence’.

Omar Moslem joined Sharq.Org for two months as part of his MEPI Fellowship in 2018. He assisted in the production of the book ‘Syria & Its People’.

Kristine Kure was a student of Advanced Migration Studies when she joined the Sharq.Org team for a three month internship in 2017.

Fatima Mahmoud joined Sharq.Org over the summer of 2017 in between studying for a degree in journalism..

Amina Merkbawi completed a summer internship with Sharq.Org in 2017 before beginning her postgraduate studies in international development.

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Sharq.Org has collaborated with well over 100 professionals to produce content, train young professionals, develop creative outputs and host community event.

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Our mission & vision

We believe in the individual as a motor of change; in a commitment to limiting citizen reliance on group representation; and in a dedication to the development of innovative and attractive platforms.
Sharq: our approach

Our approach

We produce and publish purposeful, professional content; train and engage young professionals; instigate the creation of artistic expressions; and host community building events.

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