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Media Fellow Alumni: 2018-US

ROWAIDA ABDELAZIZ

Rowaida Abdelaziz - Boehm Media Fellow

Title/Company: Journalist

Based In: New York, NY

Geographic Focus: USA

Areas of Expertise: Islamophobia in the U.S., Muslim-American social justice issues, hate crimes against Muslims

Websitehuffingtonpost.com/author/rowaida-abdelaziz

LinkedInlinkedin.com/in/rowaidaabdelaziz

Twitter@Rowaida_Abdel

Facebookfacebook.com/rowaida.abdel

BIOGRAPHY

(All biographical info is from 2018. For latest bio, please visit Fellow’s website, LinkedIn, or other social media profiles).

Rowaida Abdelaziz is a journalist and social media editor at HuffPost, where she focuses on reporting and distributing news about US Muslim life and international affairs. She has has written numerous stories on the refugee crises in Syria, Yemen and other parts of the Arab world.

In addition, Abdelaziz spearheads coverage of Islamophobia and Muslim issues at HuffPost. Her goal is to provide guidance for diverse coverage of the Muslim community in mainstream media as a young hijab-wearing woman in the newsroom. Last year, Abdelaziz was a lead reporter for the Islamophobia Tracker, a project that documented the anti-Muslim rhetoric that spiked across the U.S. She also launched HuffPost’s Tomorrow Inshallah, a community Facebook page that targets and amplifies Muslim voices and perspectives.

Before joining HuffPost, Rowaida was at the Committee to Protect Journalists and Al Jazeera Arabic at the United Nations.

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