Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is senior editor for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

She is the co-founder of the award-winning Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), an OCCRP member center.

Sabbagh joined OCCRP in 2020, working with Arab investigative journalists to produce high-quality, ambitious, cross-border investigations in the largely autocratic and male-dominated region.

She has dedicated her decades-long career as a journalist, columnist, and media trainer across the MENA region to promote free speech, human rights, gender equality, independent media, and the hitherto unknown culture of “accountability journalism”.

Sabbagh holds an executive master’s degree in positive leadership and strategy from IE University in Madrid. She represents the MENA region on the board of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.