Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine Ryan

Yasmine was an independent bilingual, award-winning print, television and multimedia journalist with more than a decade of experience with top interna... tional news organisations. She passed away on November 30, 2017, at the age of 34. She was a 2016 fellow at the World Press Institute, and 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.


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

Published On 15 Apr 2014

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

Published On 26 Oct 2013

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

Published On 14 Oct 2013

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

Published On 19 Sep 2013

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

Published On 12 Sep 2013
Soldiers help mourners carry the coffin of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid during his funeral procession towards the nearby cemetery of El-Jellaz, where he is to be buried, in the Jebel Jelloud district of Tunis

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

Published On 12 Sep 2013