Alyaa Abo shahba

Investigative Journalist,Trainer & Writer

Alyaa Abo Shahba is an Investigative Journalist, Trainer, and Writer. She graduated from the Media Department, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University in 2004. She has worked in several newspapers and websites, including Rosal Youssef, El Watan, Al Tahrir, Masrawy, Islam Online, International Journalists Network, Raseef22, Daraj, Popular Science, and the Arabic edition of Scientific American magazine.

Alyaa has completed several training courses with organizations such as Reuters, Deutsche Welle, Kamal Adham Center for Television Journalism at American University, International Center for Training Journalists, ARIJ Network for Investigative Journalism, and Wan-Ifra.

She has received numerous journalistic awards, including the World Health Summit Award from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Best Investigative Report from the Fourth Online Journalism Forum, the “Safety and Security” award for women’s journalism, and the “Journalism without Profiling” award organized by UN Women for the best online journalistic investigation. Alyaa has also been honored with the Mostafa and Ali Amin Prize, the World Health Organization Prize for the best journalistic coverage on the topic of antibiotic resistance, the Plan International Award for the best journalistic coverage on girls, and an award from Africa21 for the best journalistic coverage on biodiversity. Additionally, she was nominated for the 2015 Lorenzo Natali Prize organized by the European Commission on poverty and development issues, the Kurt Schork awards organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2016, and the Thomson Foundation Prize in Photography by mobile in 2017.

Since 2015, Alyaa has provided several training courses at the Syndicate of Journalists, Cairo, Ain Shams, and Al-Azhar universities, as well as Wan-Ifra, Rosal Youssef Training Academy, and DW Academy.

She is also the author of the book “Death by stigma” which delves into the behind-the-scenes events of one of her investigative reports and shares stories of individuals living with HIV in Egypt.

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