Alia Ibrahim

Co-founder & CEO, Daraj Media

Alia Ibrahim is co-founder and CEO of Daraj Media, a Beirut-based independent digital media organization that engages in the production and promotion of impactful and conversational journalism for Arab millennials, focusing on the coverage of marginalized groups and censored topics. Launched in November 2017, Daraj is based on a hybrid funding scheme involving donors and strategic investors, and a scalable business model prioritizing the sustainability of independence through profitability.

Until March 2016, Ibrahim was a Senior Correspondent at Al-Arabiya News Channel. She produced and directed 22-minute features for Special Mission, a prime time investigative reporting show. Ibrahim joined Al-Arabiya in 2008 as a senior news correspondent. Her assignments took her to a number of countries including Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Turkey and Syria.

Ibrahim’s opinion and news stories appear in a number of publications including Al-Hayat newspaper,, and until 2011, The Washington Post, where she had been a contributing reporter since 2005.

Ibrahim started her career in 1996 as a general news reporter at The Daily Star in Beirut. She became managing editor of the newspaper in 2004.

After that, Ibrahim shifted broadcast and became Dubai TV’s  Beirut-based correspondent.

She was also the Beirut-based correspondent for Womenenews in New York.

She is a mother of two girls Yasma, 12, and Mia, 10 and also has been teaching Journalism at the Lebanese American University since 2016.

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