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Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine is an independent bilingual, award-winning print, television and multimedia journalist with more than a decade of experience with top international news organisations. She is a 2016 fellow at the World Press Institute, and has spent much of 2016 following the US presidential campaign. In 2015, she covered North Africa for The Independent.

Yasmine was a member of Al Jazeera English's online team from September 2010 until October 2013, where she was at the forefront of the web team's coverage of the Tunisian uprising and the political turmoil that followed. Her article "Tunisia's Bitter Cyberwar" was the first feature on what was to become the Arab Spring to appear in any English-language media outlet.

She was one of the main field reporters for Al Jazeera English's online team in 2011 when it won the Columbia School Of Journalism's Alfred I. duPont award for excellence in broadcast and digital journalism and the Online News Association's Online Journalism Award - Breaking News, and General Excellence in Online Journalism.

During her time with AJE, she also covered France’s 2012 presidential elections, the 2013 the French intervention in Mali and the September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic post in Benghazi.

Yasmine previously worked as an online producer and video journalist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. She won an International Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2010 for an article on Algerian boat migrants.

She has a Masters degree from the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, and a BA (Honours) in Political Science and French from the University of Auckland.

Her first experience in journalsim was with New Zealand's Scoop Independent News.

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