I was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 10, 1983. I moved to Belgium several years ago. After migrating to Belgium, I studied Arabic Studies and Economics at the KULeuven (Catholic University of Leuven). In 2010, I started working at the newsroom of the Belgian Public Broadcaster (VRT) as a freelancer, later I was hired full-time journalist at the Foreign News Desk. I mostly work on investigative news stories regarding issues in the Middle East and the refugee crisis in Europe. I am also responsible for the verification of a lot of the social media content that makes its way into VRT outlets across TV, digital and radio. Together with Director Senne Dehandschutter, we have produced three long documentary projects for the Belgian viewers.