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 journalism was with New Zealand’s Scoop Independent News.

US Elections 2016

Trump mounts efforts to woo Florida Hispanics

Florida is a swing state that could determine the outcome of the US election, where Hispanic voters play a key role.

Middle East

Timeline: Algeria's political evolution

Ahead of April 17 elections, Al Jazeera examines the power struggles that have shaped Algeria's modern history.

Science & Technology

Interactive: The price of passage

Almost 35,000 people have reached the shores of Italy and Malta in 2013 and two-thirds have filed for asylum.

US & Canada

Q&A: Africa leaders not good enough for award

Billionaire Mo Ibrahim discusses why no African leader qualifies for the $5m governance prize he sponsors.


Tunisia union says violence is not the answer

Tunisia once again proves its exceptionalism as mighty union is working to negotiate solution to political stalemate.


Who killed Tunisia's Chokri Belaid?

Those close to the popular leftist politician want murder investigation to target top officials.


The Benghazi link to Tunisia's assassinations

Suspect in killing of two leftist Tunisian politicians was arrested, then released, in US embassy attack.


Timeline: The assassination of Chokri Belaid

The background to key events surrounding the assassination that has shaken Tunisia.


Rifts threaten Tunisia's governing party

Ennahdha's failure to confront Salafists was major miscalculation, says movement's vice-president.


Tunisia protesters demand end of government

Marchers rally call for dissolution of Islamist-led government and appointment of technocrats.


Tunisia's Ennahdha accepts negotiation plan

Islamist party agrees to union's initiative to begin talks with opposition and resolve political crisis.

Middle East

Egypt's generals following Algerian playbook?

Comments from Egyptian officers are eerily similar to those heard from the mouths of the Algerian "eradicators."