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Rana Melhem. (Photo: Still from Liberated T feature)
A single mother of seven, Rana Melhem was finally able to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a journalist after attending an IWPR media training.
Once a stay-at-home mother, at the beginning of the revolution she left her husband and began to volunteer as a nurse.
Displaced with her children to a camp in Idlib, she now and produces written and video pieces for a range of outlets, with a focus on the human stories of refugees.
IWPR’s Liberated T spoke to her about the obstacles she faced in the course of pursing her career.
As coronavirus sweeps the globe, IWPR’s network of local reporters, activists and analysts are examining the economic, social and political impact of this era-defining pandemic.
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