Mona Samari studied International Conflict Resolution, International Relations and Human Rights at the London School of Economics and has over 16 years working experience related to human rights, with a special focus on freedom of expression. In addition, Mona has extensive experience in international relations, working in conflict zones and with marginalised communities. Mona established the Middle East Office of ARTICLE 19 in Tunisia during the transitional democracy period, and she is the founder of the Tunisia Environment Reporting Network, a project established in partnership with the Earth Journalism Network to build and train existing and emerging environment journalists in the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the Arab uprisings. Mona’s campaign background also includes 10 years working within the ocean conservation sector, and since 2007, Mona has worked as a communication and campaigns expert on a number of high profile marine conservation coalition campaigns. In 2017, she joined the Earth Journalism Network as the director for the West Africa Fisheries Journalism Training Project. In addition, Mona trains journalists and is the editorial coordinator of the World Environment Magazine, which was awareded the 2012 Green Media Award.