Award-winning journalist Rania Abu Zeid joins Status and VOMENA host Malihe Razazan to talk about her new book, No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria. Rania Abu Zeid has made countless trips inside Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Washington, and several European towns and cities to cover the Syrian uprising and the deadly civil and proxy war that ensued and destroyed tens of millions of lives.
Rania Abou Zeid is a print and television journalist with over fifteen years experience in the Middle East.
Abou Zeid has been honored with half a dozen awards including the 2015 Michael Kelly Award, the 2014 George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting, and the 2013 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism. Her first documentary, Syria: Behind Rebel Lines, won a Canadian Screen Award. Shortlisted for at least a dozen other international accolades, including thrice a finalist for the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents and twice for the One World Media International Journalist of the Year, she has received fellowships from the European Council on Foreign Relations, New America, and the Ochberg at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her first book is titled No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria.
She has written for TIME, the New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Politico, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, The Australian, CSM, and a host of other publications, and has appeared on France 24, BBC, CBC, CBS, PBS, Al-Jazeera and Channel 4.
Malihe Razazan is producer and co-host of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa on KPFA Radio in Berkeley. She is also a producer and guest host of Your Call, a daily public affairs program on KALW, local public radio station in San Francisco and a member of The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA). Malihe is the co-editor of Jadaliyya's media page and host of the weekly program "Media on the Margins."