Muhammad Shehada, Chief of Programs and Communications at Euro-Med Monitor, investigates human rights abuses in Europe against migrants and refugees and Europe-MENA relations. Prior to his current role, he was public relations and communication officer at Euro-Med Monitor. Muhammad is a columnist in the Forward and contributor to several publications, including Vice, Aljazeera, the Nation and the New Arab. He studied Computer Engineering at the Islamic University - Palestine (2013-2017), International Development Studies at Lund University - Sweden (2018-2020) and currently studies Security Risk Management at Copenhagen University. He speaks English, Arabic and some Swedish.
Anne has over 15 years of experience as a development worker and human rights campaigner. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Anne was a Marshall Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and a Mellon Century Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Anas Aljerjawi holds a BA degree in English Literature. He has completed many courses in human rights and international law. He has a long experience and advanced skills in journalism, writing, editing, and social media.
Anas served as the social media coordinator of Euro-Med Monitor for two years and worked with several other institutions in the MENA region. For his considerable experience as an editor and writer of Wikipedia content, he teaches training courses in writing and editing Wikipedia pages in addition to social media courses. Along with his interest in writing, politics, war photography, Anas' main focus is human rights especially in conflict areas.
Ghadeer Awwad holds two master’s degrees in Public Policy and Democracy and Human Rights and is a Fulbright and Quebec Science Bridge Scholarship scholar. She has experience in education and academic research. She is a lecturer, researcher and projects manager. Her fields of interest are human rights, public affairs, community justice, governance, and digital information.
Martina Fuchs is an international TV Anchor and Business Journalist, Expert on China and the Middle East, and Event Moderator who speaks 9 languages (German, French, English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Swahili).
She currently works as a freelance Business Correspondent for Chinese news agency Xinhua and state broadcaster China Global Television Network (CGTN) based in London and Zurich, Senior Advisor for the geopolitical risk consultancy Azure Strategy, International Consultant for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and International Advisor for the St. Gallen Symposium.
She holds a Master in International Economic History from the University of Geneva, a Postgraduate Diploma in TV Journalism from the American University in Cairo, and a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the New York University (NYU) Stern Business School.
Nour is intersted in women and children's rights and freedom of expression. Through human angle stories, she hopes to convey the suffering of victims of human rights violations to international public opinion. Nour studied journalism at Istanbul University and worked with several agencies in the field of journalistic editing and humanitarian writing.
Areej Saqqa holds a BA in Accounting and a Professional Diploma in Civil Society Institutions Management. She served as an accountant and assistant in the Human Resources Department in the private sector for many years. She has been working as at Euro-Med Monitor since 2014.
Tariq Hajjar holds a degree of law from the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the Lebanese University in Beirut and a postgraduate diploma in Public Law from the Faculty of Law at Al-Hikma University in Beirut. He is a member of the Beirut Bar Association, a lawyer, a practising advocacy and legal consultant, and a human rights activist in public affairs, specializing in the rights of people with special needs. He has expertise in labour, civil and penal law. He is a founder of Lebanese Federation of Heritage and Traditional Sports and the Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Federation.
Michela Pugliese is an Italy-based legal and humanitarian researcher; she investigates violations against migrants and asylum seekers in Europe. Prior to her current role, she worked as an Intern at COSPE Onlus in Jerusalem (Palestine) and as a research intern at the Court of Appeal, Immigration Section in Venice (Italy).
Michela studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pavia, Italy (2014-2017) and Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padua, Italy (2017-2020). She speaks English, Italian and French.
Omar Alajouni a Law student and the founder and head of several youth and student initiatives, member of the legal committee in the Jordanian youth parliament and has a special expertise in political empowerment and Science Debates. He is interested in spreading human rights awareness, promoting democratic values, monitoring human rights violations in Jordan and Iraq.