Contributors & Staff

 

Editorial Team

Leith Abou Fadel : Founder, Owner and Editor-in-Chief

Leith Abou Fadel

Founder, Owner and Editor-in-Chief

A graduate in Economics, Leith launched Al-Masdar News in August 2014. His vast network of ground sources across the Middle East has helped project Al-Masdar News to release breaking news before most mainstream media.

You can follow him on Twitter: @leithfadel

leith.fadel@almasdarnews.com
Zen Adra : CEO, Deputy Editor and Translator

Zen Adra

CEO, Deputy Editor and Translator

CEO of Al-Masdar office in Syria.

As a freelance Syria-based journalist and translator, Zen has been engaged in reporting the Syrian crisis since 2011 while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

You can follow him on Twitter: @zen_adra
Paul Antonopoulos : Deputy Editor, Analyst and Journalist

Paul Antonopoulos

Deputy Editor, Analyst and Journalist

Paul is a M.A. Candidate doing his dissertation on the "Saudi-Iranian Geopolitical Rivalry in the Syrian War."

You can follow him on Twitter: @oulosP

paul.antonopoulos@almasdarnews.com

Spanish Team

Renato Velez : Chief Editor - Spanish Desk

Renato Velez

Chief Editor - Spanish Desk

Based in Santiago, Chile, Renato works as an independent geopolitical analyst and university professor, focusing on Middle East Affairs. He is currently researching on Syria's war against ISIS for his MA in International Studies.

You can follow him on Twitter: @errevelez90

renato.velez@almasdarnews.com
Santiago D’lucca : Spanish Desk

Santiago D’lucca

Spanish Desk

Santiago is a graduate from Universidad del Salvador and works in the tourism industry. He has done translation work for several magazines in Argentina and is an enthusiast in Syrian culture and history. He is an avid Club Atlético Independiente fan.

You can follow him on Twitter: @rojoparanoico

Alberto Rodriguez : Spanish Desk

Alberto Rodriguez

Spanish Desk

Alberto is a political activist and a journalism student at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is interested in the Middle East and Geopolitik.

You can follow him on Twitter: @rumberto1917

Daniela P Obreque : Spanish Desk

Daniela P Obreque

Spanish Desk

Daniela is an English as a foreign language teacher. She is also a political activist and has been a contributor at Syrian Perspective.

You can follow her on twitter:[email protected]_Aub

daniela.obreque@almasdarnews.com
Felipe Ramírez : Spanish Desk

Felipe Ramírez

Spanish Desk

Felipe is a journalist, translator and political activist from Santiago, Chile. His main focus involves International affairs, Latin America and the Middle East.

You can follow him on Twitter: @feliperasa

Syria Team

Zen Adra : CEO, Deputy Editor and Translator

Zen Adra

CEO, Deputy Editor and Translator

CEO of Al-Masdar office in Syria.

As a freelance Syria-based journalist and translator, Zen has been engaged in reporting the Syrian crisis since 2011 while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

You can follow him on Twitter: @zen_adra
Majd Fahd :  Editor, Maps Drawer and Social Media Manager

Majd Fahd

Editor, Maps Drawer and Social Media Manager

E-Media Studied at Damascus University, Syrian Activist since 2012, Journalist, Editor, Maps Drawer, Social Media Manager, Social Marketing at: www.almasdarnews.com and www.syriareport.net

You can follow him on Twitter: @Syria_Protector

majd.fahd@almasdarnews.com
Ibrahim Joudeh : Media Manager

Ibrahim Joudeh

Media Manager

Syrian based in Damascus-Syria Contributor & Media Manager at AMN

ibrahim.joudeh@almasdarnews.com
Yusha Yousef :

Yusha Yousef

Journalist - Editor ‎‎, Social Media Manager since 2011 in Syria war news .

You can follow him on Twitter: @MIG29_

yusha.yousef@almasdarnews.com

 

Regular Contributors

Brad Blankenship : Head of Podcast Department

Brad Blankenship

Head of Podcast Department

Brad Blankenship is a political activist and student of Philosophy and Political Science at Northern Kentucky University.

He is the head of the Podcast Department.
If you have requests for programming or would like to appear on the AMN Podcast contact us at; [email protected]

You can follow him on Twitter: @BradAlMasdar

 

brad.blankenship@almasdarnews.com
Chris Tomson : Contributor

Chris Tomson

Contributor

Specialist on Syrian-related news, strategical analysis and battle maps.

You can follow him on Twitter: @TheDaneChris

 

Technical Team

Danny Froberg : IT Guy

Danny Froberg

IT Guy

25 years of IT experience and deep interest in foreign policy & geopolitical events. Also a staunch supporter of those who fight extremism of any kind.

danny.froberg@almasdarnews.com
Mohammed Al Hashamy : Web developer/IT support

Mohammed Al Hashamy

Web developer/IT support

Mohammed is a four year veteran of the web industry. Having worked in multiple countries on different projects. Mohammed has helped to develop or redesign websites for clients in Sweden, The United Kingdom, Iraq, Malaysia and India. In addition he is a graphic designer. With the website redesign now complete he has taken a supporting role in this website.

You can follow him on Twitter: @alphaemerg

mohammed_interpole@yahoo.com