Rania Ali

Journalist and international speaker

I’m Rania, a Syrian journalist and public speaker. A human-rights activist, I am pursuing
a degree in International Relations. My main focus areas are refugee rights, female empowerment and mental health. My work is informed by my own life experience,
and I am committed to thoughtful and provoking storytelling.

Accepting Tolerance Award in Dubai

Honored to receive the Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Tolerance Award in the Visual Arts category (credit: Gulf News 2020).

Participating in intercultural exchange

World Vision Korea organized this event focused on promoting tolerance and integration.

Interviewing Former Austrian President with Dr. Heinz Fischer

This filmed discussion was conducted at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (credit: Webster University 2019)

Speaking at the European Parliament

Invited to give recommendations for drafting the migration strategy for the European Union (credit: Dani Oshi 2019).

Winning the Webby Award

My documentary, ‘Escape from Syria: Rania’s Odyssey,’ won in the category of News & Politics: Individual Episode (credit: Getty Images).

Winning the One World Media Award

My documentary won in the category of Refugee Reporting Award. I was unable to attend due to travel restrictions (credit: One World Media 2018).

Being interviewed in Paris

Al Araby television conducted this interview at the Techfugees Global Summit (credit: Anders Hammer).

Conducting interviews in Malta

Part of my field work in connection to the Living Together initiative promoting integration and youth empowerment (credit: Rania Ali/TDH)

Conducting interviews in Malta

Part of my field work in connection to the Living Together initiative promoting integration and youth empowerment (credit: Rania Ali/TDH)

Delivering cultural talk

Speaking about refugees at the Art History Museum in Vienna within the context of the Ganymed Nature installation (credit: foto.graf 2018)

Participating in filming a women’s empowerment course

The Ban Ki-moon Centre fr Global Citizens started an online course for women empowerment

Doing a regional analysis in the EMEA regions

I am a member of a core group working with the Council of Europe to do a regional analysis on gender-based violence

Austrian Parliament event

UK Parliament speech

TEDxParis Talk

Cannes Film Festival panel

Norwegian television talk show

The Netherlands Parliament presentation

World Museum Vienna keynote

Kobanî, Syria

Samples of Rania’s work:

Documentary
Escape from Syria: Rania’s odyssey

Articles
Hear Me

TEDxParis Talk
How did I escape the bombs of Raqqa?

Amnesty International Ireland video
WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?

Project with NGO Terre Des Hommes
The Living Together Initiative

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