Salam Khoder

Flair Media Consultancy

Salam Khoder is general manager of Flair Media Consultancy.

She started her career with a local Lebanese radio station as a field reporter and news anchor. In 2001, she joined a local TV station and worked as a field reporter covering Lebanon. In 2002, she worked for Al Arabiya news channel as a Beirut-based reporter, then in 2006 joined Al Jazeera, also as a field reporter in Beirut. She worked for Al Jazeera until September 2015. Most of her reporting has been based in war zones and areas of conflict, from Beirut all across the Middle East. She has worked on some news-documentaries, especially on Egypt after the revolution, and produced and directed a short feature film.

Salam has covered Lebanon intensively, including the Israeli withdrawal from Southern Lebanon in May 2000, the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri that fuelled civil unrest, and the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah.

Subsequently she reported from Libya both before and after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, from Egypt after the ousting of President Mubarak and on the election of President Morsi, and from Syria, where she was one of the first reporters to cover events from the countryside around Latakia and Aleppo.

She also has experience of covering news stories in Turkey, Algeria, Jordan, Romania, Ethiopia, Spain and Romania.

She holds a degree in Audio-Visual Journalism from the Lebanese University (1999). She has also received academic training - supervised by Saint Joseph University in Beirut - on the techniques of dialogue across religious differences in war zones and areas of conflict.

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