Rawya Rageh is a senior crisis advisor at Amnesty International. Her job involves investigating and documenting war crimes and human rights abuses in crises.
Her work with Amnesty International has included documenting violations and abuses in Yemen, Syria, and the Philippines. Prior to that, Rageh was a journalist for 15 years, covering the Middle East and Africa for the Associated Press and Al Jazeera English.
Rageh’s work included covering the aftermath of 9/11 in the Middle East, the 2003 Iraq war and subsequent sectarian violence, the conflict in Darfur, the Arab Uprisings and their aftermath, as well as the insurgencies by the African armed groups Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab and their impact.
Her coverage of the Egyptian uprising in 2011 for Al Jazeera English was part of the work cited in the channel’s Peabody win in 2012 and was also recognized by her alma mater, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, among the “100 Great Stories” produced by the school’s alumni in the past 100 years.
She holds a B.A. from the American University in Cairo with a major in journalism and minor in political science, and a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University.