Farah Al-Rubaye

Farah Al-Rubaye


Farah Al-Rubaye


Farah Al-Rubaye is a journalist and filmmaker from Iraq. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Baghdad.

Since 2012 Farah has been making reports, investigations, documentaries, podcasts, and covering breaking news as an editor and reporter in both English and Arabic on Iraqi and Arab affairs. She focuses on human rights and conveying the voice of women, children, minorities, the displaced, and refugees. She also covers topics such as religious freedoms, health, the environment, climate change, as well as political and economic issues. Her work has appearedin many local, Arab, and international press outlets, such as the Iraqi Al-Mada newspaper, Raseef22, Deutsche Welle and others. She published several journalism projects with the support of international institutions such as Internews and ICFJ.

In 2019, Farah Al-Rubaye directed a short cinematic film entitled “Farah” which was shown at the French Institute in Baghdad with the support of the Franco-German Cultural Fund and received a certificate of honor. Farah has been the Ambassador for the Internews Health Journalism Network 2021-2022, to improve the quality of health journalism in the MENA region.

In 2021, she won the Internews Award for Iraqi female journalists and local press for the best national coverage of women's rights. She was one of the finalists for the Humanitarian Journalist Award 2021, launched by Aidex Brussels for journalists around the world. In 2022, she won an international award from the "Picture People" organization, for mobile photography, for a photo she took in Beirut titled "Religion Coexistence".

In the Berlin Scholarship Program, she seeks to enhance her capabilities in digital security and transfer this knowledge to her colleagues to improve digital protection for journalists.

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