Bissane El-Cheikh, Lebanon, has worked as a journalist for Al-Hayat newspaper since 2001. She has also been a freelance documentary producer since 2011.
El-Cheikh is the co-author of "Shu'ub Al Shaab Al Lubnani" (The Many Peoples of the Lebanese People), Al Saqi, 2014.
Her main focus is field reporting and investigative journalism both in her home country Lebanon, and the Middle East. She has reported from war zones in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria and conducted and supervised investigative reports from the region.
Since Since 2007, El- Cheikh has also worked as a media trainer and consultant working with universities, local and international organizations mainly on investigative journalism.