Rima Abushakra

As a field reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Rima Abushakra wrote articles and contributed reporting and research to the paper’s coverage of Syria and Lebanon. She was one of three authors of an article reconstructing the events of Syria's chemical weapon attack in August 2013, which was submitted by the Wall Street Journal as part of a package for Pulitzer Prize consideration. As the deputy director of Zakira, a Lebanese NGO specialized in teaching photography to vulnerable communities, Abushakra has coordinated the Lahza Projects, which taught 1,000 refugee children photography and published two books containing their photos. She narrated the CNN International story on Lahza and has been invited to speak about the project at major conferences and events, including the Clinton Global Initiative University conference and at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.