Dina is an Egyptian media entrepreneur and a bilingual journalist, who spent 14 years working for the BBC before creating her media startup, Egab (egab.co) in August 2020.
Egab acts as a virtual newsroom for journalists from across the Middle East and Africa to empower local reporters to publish in regional and international media outlets. Egab specialises in solutions journalism; a genre focused on reporting how people respond to problems in their communities. Stories that Egab facilitate publishing are those that challenge stereotypes and dominant narratives about the Global South.
During her years at the BBC, Dina covered political, social, economic, cultural and media developments in the MENA region. She also had a brief stint of 1.5 years specialising in covering jihadist activity across the world, with a focus on theses groups’ media operations, during which she produced several data-led pieces.
Dina holds an MA in Interactive Journalism from City, University of London, and when she’s not busy running her startup (and running after her two kids), she would be giving talks and training sessions on solutions journalism or diversity and inclusion in the media.
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