Luna Safwan is a Lebanese freelance Journalist and communication specialist. She has previously worked as a Reporter and Editor for several news outlets.

Her past stories include covering the Syrian revolution, ISIS & the refugee’s crisis between Lebanon and Turkey.

She writes for Alsaieda and Almodon, her stories were published on The New Arab, Al-Hayat newspaper, NOW and Arabs think,

Her past projects include an award winning documentary and short audiovisual reports, her documentary about the Syrian Refugees on the Lebanese Syrian borders won the Samir Kassir Award for the Freedom of Press in 2013. Other projects from Lebanon include audiovisual stories about the Palestinian camps in Beirut.

As an Editor and full time Reporter at the “New Arab” news website for almost two years, she strengthened her editorial skills in both Arabic and English. In addition, her varied work experiences, ranging from program coordination to Social Activism shaped her proficiency in dealing with the public and working under pressure.

For almost two years, she served as a Reporter on weekly basis for hazardous zones and refugee’s camps in Lebanon while working with “NOW Lebanon”. An experience, which trained Luna, through the course, and introduced her to writing for Mass Communication, where she also strengthened her knowledge of basic techniques of news writing while supporting herself physically and psychologically when in dangerous areas around Lebanon and the borders, it also fine-tuned her attention to details and investigative skills.

Additionally, she spent nearly five years working in the media sphere, including editorial and research service and translation positions.

In 2016, Luna was awarded a Leadership fellowship from the Swedish Institute in Stockholm/ Sweden.

Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, she now works between Beirut and Turkey.

 

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