Luna Safwan is a Lebanese freelance Journalist and communication specialist. She has previously worked as a Reporter and Editor for several Pan Arab and International news outlets including NOW Lebanon, The New Arab, and The Daily Telegraph.
She has also worked on press freedom and freedom of expression, researched, and documented media violence in The Middle East while covering the Arab spring with a special focus on Syria.
As an expert in Physical Safety & Security Training for media practitioners, she is currently working as a Physical Security Trainer with several International organizations focusing on training Journalists, Citizen journalists & human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa.
In 2016, Luna was awarded a Leadership fellowship “Young leaders visitors program” from the Swedish Institute in Stockholm/ Sweden.
In 2018, she was awarded the Foreign Correspondent program fellowship by the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Finland.
In 2019, she was awarded the “Journalists in Residency program” fellowship by the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Austria.