Mohanad is an academic, political journalist and journalism trainer. He has a PhD and Msc. in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. As an academic and journalist, Mohanad specialised in the study of Islamic Movements. His Arabic and English proficiency allowed him to accumulate a professional experience in both Middle Eastern and Western media outlets. For eight years, he worked for al-Hayat pan Arabic newspaper while freelancing for news outlets including the Guardian, the Washington Post, CNN and NBC. Mohanad’s PhD thesis looked at Hizbullah’s identity construction, while his publications include a much quoted article on the Abu Musab al-Suri and the new alQaeda.
Specialties: Training in editorial and reporting skills, Social Media for news, and News/Video/Photo verification tools.